Saturday, 24 November 2012

Revisiting and revamping.. #1



A few weeks ago I finally reorganised my craft room.. its now just a store room really as I do all of my felting in the dining room :)  While sorting I came across quite a few pieces that had been lurking at the bottom of storage boxes for one reason or another.. some had been to craft fairs and didn't sell, others that I had never been 100% satisfied with but couldn't figure just what needed to be different for them to work for me.  So, I put them all in a basket and have been working my way through them... changing them up.  Here's what I've done so far..


I had 2 simple, seamless pouches which fastened with a cord through the eyelets.  I was looking at this one thinking "hmmmm, what can you become?"  I suddenly thought...  How about an..

OWL!
 I cut the top flap into shape and used lots of appliqué patches..

Leather for his beak makes a strong pull tab for opening his popper.  Harris tweed scraps became wings, and offcuts from the pretty cotton I used to line him was just right for his eyes.. which I finished off with a couple of old plastic buttons.  



I machine stitched the zip into the lining and then hand stitched the lining into the pouch and finished it off with a blanket stitch all the way around the opening.

I forgot to take a photo of the red pouch before starting work!  But it was basically the same as the one above... only red :)  I decided to make a mini-bag out of this one..


Zipped and lined in the same way as the owl pouch
I love the colour combo.. hot red & turquoise, it's not very easy to photograph though..
Green buttons on the bag handles :)
This pouch already had the black heart appliqué . and I really like it so didn't want to take it off... I think it still works..

I like them better now :)

5 comments:

Heather Woollove said...

Oh, me too!!! Deborah, you are a genius!! XO-

FeltersJourney said...

:D I've never been called that before Heather lol. Glad you like 'em xx

Kelly said...

I love them both! The transformation of the owl was amazing!

Алевтина said...

Wonderful!!! Owl is a masterpiece! Thanks for such a great idea

FeltersJourney said...

Thank you Kelly & Alya, glad you like my little owly
xx