Sunday, October 30, 2005

Crazy for bags

It's Sunday and I've been hit hard this weekend with the sinus issues -- I should be used to it by now. Yesterday when I was still thinking I might possibly think about sewing a Halloween costume, I started sorting through one of my tubs looking for velvet and pulled out a bunch of velvets, brocades and silks. This morning when it became apparent I wasn't going to have much of anything to do with operating heavy machinery, I pulled these fabrics together for making a "crazy bag".

The brocade in the top left is something my grandmother had while the floral fabric on the right originally covered a Jacobean reproduction armchair. The other bits and pieces are fairly recent purchases of my own.

As I was checking out the usual blogs earlier today, I saw that Allison Aller has just scored big with a very nice purchase of lace. Coincidentally, she's got it displayed on a nice piece of green dupioni. As promised, here is what I was thinking of adding to this little number lace-wise:

Besides the lace, I think I'll use a bit of metallic thread and perhaps a very light touch with the beading.


Allison Aller said...

What gorgeous lace you have there! Very pretty, soft colors, too. This will make a lovely keep posting pics!

Balwearie said...

Thanks! I need to clean some stains off one piece of lace (or figure out how to cover it up...) and then I can get started tacking it down.

Soooooo many projects.... so little time.

Meg said...

That's some gorgeous stuff, Marg!

Balwearie said...

Thanks! Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get on with it. I think my head is finally coming out of the fog.