Monday, 14 April 2014

Le Challenge April - Bright Colours


When the current Le Challenge ,challenge was released I thought I have something I could do for that.  Which is the first time ever and had to go and find it.  Well two days later and a rather messed up sewing cupboard later I found it.  The above is a bag that I started a very long time ago after having made one for a present and like many crafters I got side tracked with other projects and family life but it was still there is at the back of my mind and was waiting to be re-found and finished off.  I do not usually make more than one of an item but on this occasion I really liked it and giving the first one away was hard!
It is made with knitting ribbon that has double knitting wool through it and then stitched together to form a large circle.
The back circle is made from a double sided circular fabric with free machine embroidery on it.
Hand made strap and twisted cord.
The front was then embellished with fine coloured cord and some beading.  The button is made of glass and I made some more twisted cord to create a fastening.  Unfortunately after taking this picture I dropped the bag on a hardwood floor and broke the centre glass bead so I am going to have to re-do that bit....never mind.
I am glad this challenge title came up as it got me to finally a project that has been in bits for ages and is perhaps much more colourful than my pictures show.  Hope I am still within the rules and i really look forward to seeing what the next challenge is. 
xx

11 comments:

Josie said...

It has obviously spent its life waiting for this challenge and it was worth the wait - It looks stunning!

Ella and Nesta said...

Absolutely beautiful and so very original. I love all the stitching over the cord.

DeborahGun said...

wow - that is so unusual, and lovely and bright :-)

Indianna said...

Congratulations on finishing something for you, I find I always finish stuff for others, but not for me!

Joanne said...

What a wonderful and bright bag! I love all the different stitches and embellishments!

Helenjean said...

what a gorgeous bag, love the circle shape too

Mina said...

How fun!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Love this....

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

No rules broken, just a bead :-( The stitching and beads are lovely! Thanks for linking your bright bag to le challenge!

Nat at Made in Home said...

The bag is amazing! Glad you took the opportunity of 'bright' to finish it! Thanks for participating in le challenge.

Vera said...

Very unique. Well done on the challenge.

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