Tuesday, 18 September 2012

A Couple of Bags!

I'm rather obsessed with bag making at the moment, can you tell! I just love all the gorgeous fabrics that are available. I have just finished making these two. The first is a mini carpet bag using the same pattern as I did previously. I have been having a play with TAP. It really is very easy to stamp on and I tried my favourite stampsmith stamp Ophelia, and used archival ink and then painted the image using inktense pencils and transferred it onto a piece of plain canvas, the weave is quite an open texture and it still transferred really well, so it was then I thought about using it on a bag & and entering it for the current Stampsmith challenge which is bags'n'tags

Another pattern I've used before, but this time I liked the look of the autumnal colours of this tapestry style fabric. I'm not really into oranges an browns, but I couldn't resist this fabric. I bought it from dunelm mills they have loads of lush fabrics and most bags only need half a metre of exterior and lining fabric.

Have a lovely day & Happy Crafting. xx


Dots Dabbles said...

Wow Paula...such beautiful bags! You really have a great eye for colour and style!
Dot x

toni said...

You are the queen of bags! Fabulous work so professional toni x

Anonymous said...

Paula, I love!!! your bags!!! especially the first bag!

I am also sewing but something like this? no, I am not that far yet, will I ever?

Have a nice dag!

Greetings from,

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful designs and colours Paula. Your bags are so professionally made I hope you have an outlet to sell them. Gorgeous.
Have a great week.
Hugs Brenda xox

Elly said...

OMG...a view more and you can open a shop. They look stunning. The handle on the bag below is cool.

Astrid Maclean said...

Beauties both of them Paula, you are such a brilliant sewer!!!

Yvonne Garner said...

Absolutely brilliant! Glad you are enjoying sewing so much. You are so talented. Hope all is well. Bet wishes, Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, your bags are fantastic.

Sophie said...

Mir fehlen die Worte...
Wie kann man sowas fantastisches herstellen???
Unbeschreiblich schön, ein richtiges Kunstwerk.

Ganz liebe Grüße

Karen McAlpine said...

Gorgeous bags!! Did you make your own pattern? this is inspiration enough to make me want to un-pile the sewing machine cabinet. LOL. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely projects with us at the Stampsmith Challenge!!

Anonymous said...

You do know you have the most amazing talents, honestly I am astonished every time I lay eyes on one of your bags.
I cannot imagine what it must be like to have your talent. I love bags so to be able to create my own, oh my goodness there would be no room to move in the house as it would be full of bags!
Thank you for entering this bag into our challenge alongside your first entry. You are so supportive of TSC and you show Estelle's stamps off in the very best light.
Wishes and good luck with the prize draw.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I agree with everything Lynne said. These bags take my breath away,

Lucy x

Karen said...

Wow! these bags are amazing! I love Ophelia, she is my favourite stamp but she is on her hols at the moment so that I use other stamps. She has come out really well with the TAP (am loving that stuff at the moment). Fabulous work xxx

Julie Mutch said...

Oh, Paula, your bags are so beautiful! Your work always brings a smile to my face. Ophelia is one of my favourite stamps and you've created a beautiful a backdrop for her. Thanks for being such a great supporter of The Stampsmith Challenge - I love seeing your entries!


Dorthe said...

OH my, your bags are both so very beautiful, my dear Paula, I LOVE the one with Ophelia, so sweet in colours ,and such a wonderful work- LOVELY.

Maria said...

Wow, these are stunning Paula ! I couldn't pick a favourite out of these two! I love the colours in the second one. I could spend a fortune in Dunelm (and usually do, lol)- there are so many lovely bits n pieces.

Maria xxxxx