Monday, 28 February 2011

First Parade of Patchwork Purses

It's lovely to be back from my little break and as hoped; I feel all refreshed and eager.So to start my week I finally started adding some new bags to my little corner of Folksy

I've always harboured a fondness for patchwork and find the notion of carefully piecing together small precious fragments intoxicating.This 'Queen Bee' clutch bag is inspired by the fairytale of the same name and I tried incorporating different textures and images to reflect the many layers which occupy most fairytales.  

The bag has hand drawn illustrations,new and vintage fabric pieces and trims,glass pearls,embroidery,a floral hand painted button and detachable wristlet strap.

This clutch has a more nostalgic feel as I used squares of reproduction 30's feedsack cloth alongside a linen mix fabric.When I was making the bag the shape reminded of a letter so I hand embroidered my Gracie Make keyhole logo in the style of a vintage postal stamp.

And finally this patchwork 'happy' purse just in time for Spring.It again features reproduction 30's feedsack cloth,embroidery,a mother of pearl button and hanging leather and lace leaf zip pull.

Will now have to get back to finishing more bags and purses.I'm working on framed bags and leather purses too so if zipped clutches aren't your 'bag'(sorry - couldn't resist the pun!)there will be lots of other choices very soon.
Take Care


dreamstar said...

What absolutely beautiful pieces of work. I love the 1st picture, the beige colours are gorgeous.
They must have taken ages to make.

Supercutetilly said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous, love all of them but I especially like the one that reminds you (and me) of a letter. Thank you for the lovely comment too.
Nic ♥

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thank you both for your lovely comments,xxx

Leopard Print Bee said...

They're all beautiful (quelle surprise!) :] x

lilipopo said...

Your patchwork purses are simply beautiful. I love the happy purse.

Kate x

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thanks Leopard Print Bee and Lilipopo!xx

MitziMakes said...

They are so lovely! I love the embroidered postage stamp!