Friday, April 24, 2009

Secret Fairy Projects.

I've been struggling with a new job and school and have really had to discipline myself to finish the projects I've undertaken. This is one of the little projects I've done which will be sent to my partner in one of my most recent swaps over at Craftster.

Fairy Magic Trinket Bag

This one was really ambitious for me but probably the most fun so far. I actually traveled with this little project, taking it to the boyfriend's house and back since I really wanted to work on it as often as I could. I broke away from the typical square shape I usually use and started experimenting with different shapes through knitting. After drawing it all out and planning the shapes and designs, I knitted the front piece first using a mossy green wool. I then cut the rest of the bag from chocolate colored corduroy salvaged from some pants I thrifted. This is when I began the hand beading, letting the muses guide my design and color choices. Since my partner is really into fairies I wanted the colors and designs to emulate dancing fairies, laughter, and nature. After finishing the beading, I lined the bag with green felt and stitched it all together using a pea green embroidery floss.

I will be accepting commissions for these shortly if desired. I'd love to know what you think!


pizzacravings said...

Wow that one is so far the most beautiful of your poches yet! I love the "assymetrical look" and the colors!
Oh in case you are wondering I came across your blog by Craftser, im a member too! Ohh and congratulations on making it to the best of 2008!

A.R.Spencer said...

Thanks so much, pizzacravings! I really dig the look of this one too and would have loved to keep it but I'm glad it has a wonderful new home now :)

Leanne of Folk said...

gaw!!! i absolutely love bags, pouches, etc...especially FAIRY ones! :) keep up the good work. (i like the asymmetrical look, as well.)


Nichola said...

That is fantabulous! Absolutely perfect :)