we are tired of seeing snow photos…
so here are a few more LOL!
our wonderful, brilliant weather folk
with their wonderful brilliant weather-predicting gadgets and gizmos
certainly missed the mark on this one ~
they told us to expect accumulation on the grass….
well, they were right with that one!
we have accumulation on the grass ~ 8" of it!
and this morning the temps were in the 20's ~
...right now it has warmed up to freezing.
|out my sewing room window|
there were feathered frenzied at the feeders yesterday…
couldn't keep them filled.
|mourning dove & sparrow|
so while it snowed & snowed ~
|happy sunflower purse|
I needed to hook something bright & colorful ~
something that would saturate my thoughts with warmth & sunshine.
...a sunflower came to mind!
|can't wait for summertime|
my strips are all hand cut and measure anywhere from 1/4" to 1" in width ~
I even staggered the heights of my loops as I hooked towards the 'rim' of the petals…
I wanted to edge this purse with big wool leaves
that look like those on our sunflowers…
almost heart shaped & happy ~
|wool leaves stitched to the sides of the purse|
…but I didn't want to overwhelm the purse with the leaves,
so I added knotted wool fringe in between each leaf
and along the bottom of the purse to fill it in ~
|knotted wool fringe|
kind of like proddy, but not.
the fringe is just a short piece of wool, approx. 4 inches long x 3/4" wide…
I use my hook to pull the end of the wool strip through the linen,
...then hand-pull the strip the rest of the way through ~
then I just tie on small slip knot and
I used some wonderful early white linen for the lining and backing of the purse,
...and also slipped a piece of cardboard in between the lining for a little stability ~
|beautiful early white linen|
here is a better shot of the leaves:
|just simply attached using linen thread|
here's how I whip-stitched the lining in place…
I love this casual, handmade look!
|simple whip stitches|
... right now I'm trying to figure out what kind of handles to use ~
or should I put a long strap on using that same great old linen?
...what are your thoughts??
Have a wonderful day my Friends ~
create something that makes you
~ H A P P Y ~
* Blessed be *