Saturday, August 6, 2011

Hopping To More Bags!

I'm taking a break from Shark Week to share a few photos of some of my latest projects.  First, the above bunny.  Yes, it's a bunny.  I tried my hand at felting this afternoon.  A few weeks ago, I saw  Isabella Hoffman on Sewing With Nancy.  She was felting with a felting machine, which actually looked like a sewing machine except without thread or a bobbin!  How cool!  I couldn't go out and buy one of those machines, so I bought a hand felting tool and mat.  I used freezer paper to make the bunny shape on a tan colored piece of felt.  I then placed the bunny shape on a piece of wool and then went to town with the felting needle tool.  It was fun.  I'm going to play around a bit more with Mr. Bunny and maybe even add some shading with the fabric markers.  Sidenote:  It seems kind of weird to be crafting with wool and felt when it is so hot outside!  Oh well!

I want to show you a few more of the zippy bags I've finished.  I transferred images to all of them and then embellished with yo-yo's, rick rack, beads, free motion embroidery, buttons and lace.  More stuff for my yet-to be opened Etsy Shop!

Lady Champs Front

Lady Champs Back

A Party for Kittens Front

A Party for Kittens Back

Blue Bird Front

Blue Bird Back

Beauty Shop Front

Beauty Shop Back
Back to the sharks!  Have a terrific weekend ladies!

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Fiona said...

What great bags! I love the pictures you've chosen. And the bunny is cute - felting is something I keep saying I'm going to try but have never got round to.

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

I could tell right away that it was a bunny. Good job! I've never tried felting, I've seen it done on TV and it looks interesting. And the bags... the Beauty Shop bag!! OMG! My daughter is in Cosmetology school and I think she might just Have to Have that one! I pinned it so she'll see it at Pinterest. I'll keep an eye out for your Etsy shop to open.
Thanks for following my blog, btw!

Cyndi said...

How adorable! Love your little felted bunny. I did a little needle felting project at one of the quilt shows I attended last was a lamb and I loved it! I keep telling myself that I'm going to buy the tools so I can do more, but I need another project like a hole in the head!

Love the zippy bags, too, Angela. You've captured some cool images on them!



Heather and Kathy said...

love the bunny and the zippy bags!!!!! I have not been very creative lately. I haven't done any sewing or cross stitching or anything lately!! I have some Christmas projects I need to get done!


Alex and Cassandra said...

Party for kittens! So cute and odd at the same time. Just my speed!


DeeDee said...

I love your bags more and more every time I see more... and your needle felted bunned is so cute... I love needle felting... I cannot work with wool and felt in the summer... :D

antmee said...

Love your 'Party for Kittens' pouch! And the rest too! They are very arty and so are you!

Bimart´s ateliê said...

Oi Angela,eu tenho muita vontade de transferir imagens para canvas e não sei tenho tantas imagens vintage e muito tecido.Você tem tutorial ensinando?quero muito fazer um abraço e bom final de semana.

Bimart´s ateliê said...

Oi Angela voltei.Acabei de achar seu tutorial vou ver tudo beijos

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Sweet bunny, reminds me of my Miss Praline, even though she is a calico. Wonderful effort. And those bags, wahoo, love that first one.....xox Corrine

Sherry Edwards said...

That's something I've still to try - needlefelting, your little bunny looks great!

Love all your zipper bags Angela and best of luck with your new shop too xx