Saturday, September 24, 2011

DO YOU LIKE THIS...Tell Me

Hello everyone,
I had the BEST day yesterday..... Here's the story...
Last year I attended a Traditiional Rug Hooking Retreat. They offered 2 classes  and I chose to do a mermaid. Took me awhile to finish it but I was excited to try some different fibres rather than the usual wool. The hair is strips of sari silk and the fish part of the body is done with metallics some with little sequins embedded in the weave... You know what I mean I'm sure... These are regular fabrics one would use for sewing projects with. I cut the fabric into 3/4 Inch strips for hooking this piece. Anyway I thought it was absolutely perfect as it looked like fish scales. Not so much though in the picture, but trust me,,, it does.
When I got the piece done and it took quite awhile I thought hmmmmm...... this would make a great bag flap, so .... since the studio tour is coming up I thought this would be a great piece to display.... so I got busy...
I just made a simple messenger bag design , found some fabric that worked and away I went.. Funny thing is the fabric I chose was one that I had purchased to use in my doll bags for their hair! It is a cinnamon color and it looks like wool stippled all over on a black background. PERFECT....The inside has 3 pockets including one for a cell phone and I always sew in one of my labels.... So there you have it....
I would love to hear what you think of it..
Thanks for stopping by

4 comments:

Mary Ann Tate said...

It's perfect. What a great idea and the fabric you used for the bag really matches well with the texture of the hooked piece.

Lottie said...

Absolutely gorgeous and what a great way to us the rag rug example into a messenger bag - did you make the bag design yourself or is there a pattern for a messenger bag

The style would make lovely presents

Maggie R said...

Thanks for stopping by Mary Ann and Lottie and leaving such sweet comments.
No Pattern Lottie, I put a new post up how I cut the bag out...
Hopes this helps
xoox
((((hugs))))
Maggie

Kathleen said...

Love it! I had some of that fabric. I think I used it in one of Bonnie Hunter's quilt patterns. Have a blessed day!
Kathleen