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antigone
« on: August 04, 2006 09:55:13 AM »

These are two of my newest bags. (No patterns used; I just made them up.) Here's my tree bag; I love it. (I've posted a smaller purse with swirly tree embroidery before in case it looks familiar.) It has lots of practical pockets:










I also wanted a smaller messenger bag so I made this one (just finished last night). I didn't know what to embroider on the flap but someone near & dear suggested I zoom in on the birds around the tree on the previous bag which I thought was a really cool idea, like a macro pic of part of the tree bag.

It is lined with fabric from a scarf which I cut in two pieces length-wise (it was really wide), so I'm going to hem it and have a matching scarf and bag... Cheesy







With all my stuff inside:



Close up of the embroidery:






And the obligatory action shot:




Both bags together:




Hope ya like!  Cheesy




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spiderlady
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2006 10:35:15 AM »

They're both beautiful!  You do good work.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2006 10:40:41 AM »

I love both of these, your work is beautiful!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2006 11:40:51 AM »

Those are really pretty! You did a very professional job. Smiley Did they take long to embroider? I love embroidery and have always wanted to do it. I just have no idea where to start. Are there certain stiches or can you just wing it?
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2006 11:52:12 AM »

Thanks Smiley

Nelly: No, they didn't take long to embroider. I had a pretty clear image in my head of what I wanted to do and added things as I went along. I don't know much about stitches; I just do whatever I feel like and try things out to vary the texture.
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2006 12:05:30 PM »

They both look great. I love all the pockets. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2006 12:19:08 PM »

Thanks for the info. You are really talented!
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2006 12:20:29 PM »

I like that. The embroidery is really, really nice.Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2006 12:23:34 PM »

they are most awesome!!! you do a great job with the embroidery, too.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2006 04:37:23 AM »

both are very cute, especiallly the contrasting colors. I love the embroidery. Great Job!
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