Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Poetry tote finished...





As part of the Artistic Mothers group I am up to the poetry tote workshop in the book. I started off just printing off a cover of my poetry journal then surrounding it with squares of my hand dyed fabric..but it just didnt look like mine!! So added loads of layers and free stitching and now very happy with it. I like the words at the top Find Inner Peace as I think poetry is often about finding this within ourselves..having a bit of quiet time to read or write it. For the back of the bag I just wanted to show off the lovely colours of my hand dyed fabric - so just added a little sewn patch which I sewed the word poems onto over a free machined heart shape. I just drew the heart on with my kids chalk and stiched over it..quite liked the texture so have left it on for now!

28 comments:

Trudy Callan said...

Oh, Lorraine, I just love your poetry tote! It is so "you"! I'm so glad you used your dyed fabric and did the stitching. It is perfect. I love seeing everyone's different versions. This is so fun!

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

OMG! this is brilliantly gorgeous...and 'sew' you!

well done, thanks for sharing this inspiring poetic project!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Martina2801 said...

A big aplause, Lorraine.
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !!
Wel done!!

Alyice Edrich said...

So pretty! Very colorful and serene, yet festive.

Carin said...

Oh Lorraine! This is beautiful! I'm drooling at the sight of it! Just gorgeous!

Sid said...

Nice bag, liking your themes too !

Lori said...

Wow, that's all I have to say, WOW!

Shona Cole said...

Lorraine, this is such a lovely tote :)

shona

Debby said...

WOW!! This is so awesome, stunning. I love it.
debby

Donna said...

Lorraine..that is the most artsy poetry tote I've seen so far. Very like fabric collage!

I love it! (and the colors too.) :o)

Crissi Harvey said...

oh wow your bag is beautiful wanna make me one lol im dreading making the bag i think i will have to go for the fabric glue version as i cant hand sew or use a machine. mind you thats if i ever get the time to do the workshops.

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Pat Beaumont said...

I recognized our dyed fabric immediately - it looks great the way you've used it

craftytrog said...

Love the colours & collage look of your beautiful bag Lorraine xx

craftytrog said...

Love the colours & collage look of your beautiful bag Lorraine xx

Femmy said...

fabulous tot!! such vibrant colours, love it!

lisa fulmer said...

really fun - love the colors!!

Deborah said...

Quite wonderful, Lorraine. I love those handles.

Melinda Cornish said...

it does look just like you....the hand dyed's look incredible and I love how you did the handles....all that texture!!!!

vintage wil said...

This is Gorgeous!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

what a great bag! just stunning!

Lis said...

This is absolutely stunning and so inspiring! I love all the personal details ... what a treasure. Some serious poetry tote envy over here :)

Heavens2Betsy said...

Hi Lorraine - your tote is divine! I so admire your creative abilities x

Gaby Bee said...

WOW, this tote is to die for! LOVE it!

lisa fulmer said...

really really cool tote!!

Angelnorth said...

Great tote Lorraine, the colours and textures look fab!

Marcia Antle said...

WOW, that tote is beautiful!
Marcy
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Jay said...

That poetry tote is fab! You are amazing. You really did a good job. Congratulations!
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Amy said...

REALLY cute bag!