Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Stitching and Stamping

I recently bought this rather lovely french chocolate label stamp from Magnolia, and using various other typography stamps and some unbleached calico I decided to make a little zipper pouch with an attached dangly fabric heart. I used sepia archival ink and my heat tool to set the ink on the calico.

I bought this very cheap brocade fabric from ebay to make this bag, it has a nice sheen to it and looks rather vintage.

Hoping to do a spot of stamping today as I haven't manage to get inky so far this week. Hope you are all well and warm. Have decided I really dislike this snowy weather. It's so icy everywhere, then it turns to slush, yuk! Nothing for it but to stay in and stamp.

Thanks for visiting my blog and all your lovely comments, I really appreciate each and everyone.

Take care and happy crafting xx


Astrid Maclean said...

Oh wow, gorgeous stamps! I have seen (and saved) that bit of ephemera (originally found at the Graphics Fairy I think)many times, great to see Magnolia has turned it into a real stamp! And of course I love what you did with it. The other bag is beautiful too!

Samantha Read said...

Beautiful as always Paula xxx

Dorthe said...

Paula, your pouch is beautiful, with all the stamps, and I love the heart you attached-so lovely, and the other bag absolutely beautiful, too!

craft-roomjulia said...

These are gorgeous Paula, the stamped bag is just perfect with the addition of the little heart. I love the brocade bag, I have some tapestry type fabric which I eventually will make a large bag from. Just working my way up to it as I have only made small ones so far and don't want to ruin it. One day I might be as good as you lol xxxx

Brenda Brown said...

Definitely better to stay in and stamp Paula or to make gorgeous bags like these. Love both of them, if I had to choose I think it would be the cream and brown combination and the fact it is chocolate and French lol.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Paper Profusion said...

Oh what gorgeous stamps / pouch - and the heart is just beautiful attached. Nicola x

Maria said...

Hi Paula. I'm doing well - three visits in one night! Your sewing skills never cease to amaze me - I love your little zipped pouch, and oh, the handbag! This handbag is definitely my type of bag. I could end up with a handbag addiction to match the shoe one, looking at your gorgeous creations.

We've been very lucky and not had snow nearly as bad as some places - I hope your warm and well.

Maria xxxxx

Elly said...

It's a pity, that you still don't would be rich with my bag obsession (:o)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow - two fantastic creations. Absolutely wonderful.

Sophie said...

Mein Gott, wie wunderschön.
Mir fehlen die Worte...
Das ist eine traumhaft schöne Tasche.
So edel und kostbar gemacht.

Fliss said...

You sure are a whizz with the sewing machine Paula, these little bags are stunning (wish I could do this!).
I just saw the cards on your last post too and they're jaw droppingly stunning! Amazing effects with the fabric.
Hugs, Fliss xx