Saturday, September 8, 2007

Jeans Purse


The jeans purse is something less than one-quarter finished. I sewed a bunch of things on it, without taking pictures or scanning them first. With a little computer help, I made individual pictures of some of the pieces. This first one is a Jane Eborall flamingo (the Pamela Myers version). I used pink ombre polyester embroidery threads (because I didn't have any plain pink) and blue for the bill (because I couldn't find any black) and a silver bead for the eye. The swan (made with white polyester machine embroidery thread) turned into a duck, because it was so much smaller than the flamingo and I goofed somewhere in the pattern (also one of Jane's). The free-form doodle I posted on June 24th worked okay as a stylized pond, so I put some goldfish in it. I found the pattern for them somewhere on the web years ago. (if it's yours, please let me know).
The profile butterfly is a Sherry Pence pattern. I don't think I did it justice, though, because I added a little piece to avoid cutting and reattaching the thread. Then I modified it a tiny bit more and made a double-wing butterfly out of it. This side of the purse needs more butterflies and lots more flowers. I've got some made, but not enough. As soon as I get through physical therapy so my thumb works and my fingers have feeling (long about December, I understand) I've got to get this side finished! I haven't even given much thought to the rest of the purse for a while -- gotta start hunting up those star patterns.

6 comments:

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

Oooh, I like the little gold fish.
The butterflies look good too!

Tattycat said...

Hi Marty, You have done a wonderful job on your purse. I am so jealous! I love the pond idea and Jane's flamingo pattern tatted up beautifully for the pond. Sherry's butterfly patterns are a hit also.

yarnplayer said...

This is a really beautiful design with the pond, the animals, and the sun's rays -- what a cheerful scene! Hope all goes well with your physical therapy.

Pamela said...

You're bag is a real WOW, well done/ Just love the way you have done the pond. Can't wait to see what else you are going to out on it.

Sewicked said...

That really is faboo. Although (& this is me whinging) why no waterlilies? An onion ring with green chains in a couple big loops for the leaves would probably do it. Of course, there may not be room for any such.

sapna said...

Ohhh... I love the swan... am planing to try it out and the fish too.. this is supercool.