Monday, 7 June 2010

May.........

I know it's June but today was the May meeting of Efemera Ink... bank holidays get in the way! This month we decorated a plain calico bag...... I cut stencils using the Serenade Cricut cartridge..and applied colour using disperse dyes from Kemtex ( fabulous stuff!)

A little simple back stich to outline the birdcage..........

A bit of applique, some lace, ribbon and fancy bits.......Flowers are made from sheer cutain fabric cut into rough circles, about 4/5 different sizes for each flower, anchor in the centre and heat with a heat gun.. this is great fun to do and produces some fabulous flowers.


Add a crown of course!

These are some of the finished bags........... everyone different!


19 comments:

Sherry said...

They're all fabulously exquisite!!! Those dyes look wonderful. I think I'd have to frame the bag rather than use it though.

Netty said...

Terrific bags, love them, Annette x

thekathrynwheel said...

Oh WOW! These are very lovely indeed :-) Kate x

My Grama's Soul said...

Just found you......I swear this year I AM going to spread my wings in my artistic endeavors.

Your creativity is infectious.

Jo

sue said...

Neat!! You must have great fun in that group! :)

Sid said...

What a fabulously productive session you had. Love all the applique bags !

Zuzu's Blog said...

these are gorgeous... You should enter them for the Alter it Monthly Birds of a feather theme.. so so pretty

Deb said...

Love all of them! What a great idea...so adorable too.

sam21ski said...

WOW Gail all of them look just fab, what a great ides xxxx

Linda Elbourne said...

These are totally fab ... absolutely beautiful! You have such wonderful ideas!

Diana Evans said...

oh what a great post!!! I love your bag!!! what a great idea!!!beautiful work!!!

Betzie said...

Wow I just love these! Thanks so much for sharing Effie!!!

Saskia said...

Stunning bags!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Adorable! So cute........

Dallying Debz said...

What a cute idea. Love the fact that they are all different.

craftytrog said...

They're all stunning! x

Deborah said...

wow!!!!

Dawn said...

I have been missing some wonderful things here I love these little bags what's more I love yr design!

Love Dawn xx

LiveArt said...

You are sooo creative!! These are just too sweet for words!! LOVE them!!

Linda