Monday, November 15, 2010


Thought I would show you the new bag that I finally finished. Really this is the second time I have finished it. After I got it made the first time I didn't like the seam binding that I had on it. It was way to long and too much. So I took it apart and started over. Now it looks like I had meant for it too look. I found a picture of a bird that had been embroidered and in a nest so I made me a bird and transfered it on to muslin and started to embroidery. I added some leaves out of green velvet and embroidered the veins. Then just started adding all kind of yarns and threads to make him look like he was in a tree building a nest. The bird also has a couple of real feathers on him. Then I put the muslin on the bag and added the brown fringe trim around it. It looked to smooth so I held the steam iron above it and messed it up. I thought it looked much better. Then I added the tiger eye and turquoise beads. They matched everything perfect.

My friend Pat Hutchison gave me some of her material for the lining. I took my embroidery to show her and she told me she had the perfect lining. So she shared her material with me. She is such a sweet lady!

And my sweet friend Lisa, Tarnished and Tattered gave me the blue seam binding. It was a perfect match.

Now I am working on another piece of crazy quilting. Hope to finish it soon. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.


DeeDee said...

Simply put...beautiful!!..

your work is very beautiful Pat...I bet you look uptown with this bag on your shoulder ..

have a happy holiday

Robin said...

This is awesome!


Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Pat,

I totally messed up the first reply..LOL Let's try again. :0)

I love your bag and all of the detail you've given it. I love hand sewing.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Every bit of it is just delicious....the colors supurb.

Really nice work.


The Feathered Nest said...

Dear sweet Pat, I'm SO glad you posted this amazing work of art girl!!!!! It truly needs to be submitted to be published you know ~ each and everything you make has such a beautiful attention to detail. I hope you're having a great week dear friend!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Pat....thank you for stopping by and entering my giveaway! That art bag is amazing...your work is so intricate! Just beautiful!

Charlene said...

Soooooooooooo pretty! I remember when you did it the first time. I loved it then & love it now. I miss you but, I've been running like crazy & doing so much paperwork for "Honey". HUGS!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Wow, that is really a beautiful bag!! I love how the little bird is nestled in there.

xoxo Heather

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Your art bag is incredible Pat...& the framed ribbonwork piece is AMAZING!

I'm meeting a friend @ Lone Star on Sat...would love to swing by your booth. Can you give me a rough idea of where it is located in the mall? Or maybe the front desk can direct me?

Motherkitty said...

Pat ~

I've just discovered your blog and am so glad I did. What beautiful work you do! Not only is the bag stunning but so are the other things I've seen. Thanks for sharing your talent with others!

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