Here's my version of the Tropical Frothy Quilt. I adore the fabric for the back. I didn't have enough, so I put in a strip of scraps from the front. Inside I put wool batting. I plan to hand-quilt the blue triangles on the border once winter comes (when it's cold outside and I can snuggle under the quilt as I'm quilting it!).
I changed the pattern a bit. 1. I ironed interfacing onto the non-denim fabric for extra stability. 2. I put a circle of denim onto each section (the denim and the non-denim sections). I simply opened the zipper of the jeans before sewing the circles onto the tubes. Then I pulled it all through the zipper. 3. I didn't make a circle of cardboard for the bottom. The double denim circles hold it nicely.
July 1 is Canada Day, so I decided to make a bag to carry around all day. Here it is! The front and pocket are dollar store flags, and the back is a bandana from the same dollar store. Cost about $6 and I can use it for years! (Only once a year!) It is, of course, in Jordy style.
Here's a handbag I made! The pattern is from "Bags With Style" by Stephanie Kimura, but it would be very easy to make on your own. The corners are flat (not Jordy-style), and it has iron-on interfacing, batting and lovely pink lining.
The purses are waterproof. The transfers were made to put on clothes (like tshirts) that are washed again and again. I have washed a couple, and they are fine. The transfer part gets wrinkled, especially when I'm turning the bag inside out after making it, but a warm (not hot) iron smooths it out quite well. I haven't tried putting a transfer on dark fabric. What I HAVE done is put one an applique onto black velvet. Here's a photo. The first two rows of beads attach the "applique" to the velvet. I also put batting between the layers to give it some padding. Works well.
Thanks so much. Yes, I do bead it all by hand. It takes quite a long time. Recently, I've reduced the number of beads and sequins to save some time. They still have a "bling factor" but they're not as elaborate. People I give them to don't seem to notice! I've been thinking of selling them, but they take about 5 hours each (after I've found the pics and downloaded them), and I would want to make some money! I guess that's the problem with crafting - do we ever really get paid what we put into it?
I made this a while ago when I was going through an Eiffel Tower phase. For some reason, I really like the architecture! The pillow is beaded, in case you can't tell from the photo. The pillow is about 7" by 10".
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Here's a world pillow I beaded a while ago. I traced the outline of the world onto white fabric and then drew a few lines across as a guide. The world/globe is one of my favourite "symbols" if you can call it that.