finished!

Remember my sneeky peek from last Friday? Well now it is finished, and this is the result! This pouch/purse has a little pocket on the front when you open it, and another larger pocket on the inside. The idea for this one has been in my head for some time, I wanted to achieve a finish that had more movement and life in it. Initially the leaves and stems were only attached at the bottom, but I felt that this left it a bit fragile, so added a single stitch to each to help give them a bit of stability without compromising their movement too much. The lining, which shows partially on the front too, (the purple band at the bottom) is part of a recycled tshirt, I bet it never thought it would end its days like this! : ) And I wanted to thank High Desert Diva for the little surprise she sent me in the post, do you recognise this little envelope? The one with the number two on I admired on her blog a little while ago, and now it has travelled all the way to the UK! Thank you so much, it was very kind of you to send it to me. And I also love all the stamps on the main envelope and the bird on the postcard, I had to show you them too. Thanks very much!! : ) And, in this, my longest post ever, I am also in a treasury! One of my purses with a padded circle on the front is here! ***And I have just seen that this treasury is on the front page of etsy, right now!!!*** Holly and I are off to a farm park today as I have the day off work and it is school holidays, so I will be catching up with all your blogs later. : )

15 comments:

Kerry said...

What a wonderful suprise to see your work on the front page this morning!
Your creativity is inspiring!
Have a great day!

T said...

A wonderful job on the pouch, I really like the colors you used on this one and the texture on the front flap :)

And I saw you on the front page this morning! Congratulations!!

A great way to start the weekend - Enjoy!

tatsuko said...

Lovely little pouch!

Congrats on the front page! Wish it was up longer so I could've seen it! Have a great day at the farm :)

paper-and-string said...

i missed you on the front page BUT yay anyway!!!
I think your new design is the best yet, I love it :-)
hope you had fun at the farm xxxxx

Cicada Studio said...

Your new project looks wonderful! I like the new little details you've done this time.
Looks like you had a great day!

Hyla Waldron said...

very nice!

Sarah McBride said...

CUTE pouch!
love it!
Dont you love Diva? she is awesome.

High Desert Diva said...

Your new little purse is darling!

Yay to the front page!

and I'm glad you liked the little envelope :-)

M.KATE said...

my dear, pls send your add to me so i can send you a postcard, so far, i've got 21 bloggers on my list and want to add more :)

Distressing Delilah said...

Great piece...lot of pockets is always a plus for us girls!

Tizzalicious said...

I love how the pouch turned out :)

Victoria said...

What a great day! I think your little pouch is adorable and perfect for spring! Congrats on the front page!

Katy said...

I spotted you!!!
I love the new pouch - those little seedlings look gorgeous

Shayla said...

This one is really sweet! You're so right about the movement. It looks like the little row of sprouts is growing. :)

TokyoBunnie said...

Lovely pouch!!