Friday, July 14, 2006
Altered Purse Frenzy
I'm on an altered purse making frenzy. You know, I don't know what gets into me but I get on something and I can't stop! Then, before I can master the process....off to something else. Probably Attention Deficit Disorder. But, it is fun! If I can just tell myself that there does not have to be a point to this, then I am o.k.
I was inspired by the purses by Teesha Moore in the Sommerset Studio "Haute Handbags" on page 76 and 77. I love all the fabric art and fiber art that is prevailant now. I want to explore these techniques. Anyway, hence the fabric purse I'm working on. As you can see, it is a work in progress. It is not quite done but I wanted to share it anyway. I was also inspired by the purse by Anne Robinson on page 133 in the same publication. I can never follow one set of directions. I have to go off and do my own thing. I imagine there will be much more stiching and color on this by the time I am through.
The next purse is a purse I purchased at a store at the mall that had all this earthy/imports and stuff. This purse was purchased for 6.50. I only transferred a gypsy photo on one side and embroidered on it. Then I put some little bead chain on the zipper. I did not do the other side.
I have about 7 purses to do with no particular destination in mind. Well, a couple of them are commission work. The rest, I am totally free to do what I want!