Monthly Archives: March 2006

“Sea Spirit” bag for sale

Ahoy, a pretty Siren bag for sale, just in time for the warm weather! “Sea Spirit” has a hand painted face and appliqued wings. Shimmery golden starfish adorn her sea foam green locks. Bag is constructed from a light blue-ish grey crushed velvet, and is fully lined in a watery batik print. has a pocket inside and ties closed with purple leafy ties…a one-of-a-kind creation!!! $78.00
Here she is:

Applique detail:

Spring is near, wouldn’t you agree?

Went for a long walk on Sunday to observe the first subtle hints of spring and maybe draw some inspiration for new art. Purple crocuses sprouting up in water drenched lawns, birdies singing, and I even saw two bright blue bird eggs (what was left of them, eeek!) So now I have lots of inspiration. And the full moon tonight….creativity craziness (lots of ideas, VERY tired). I even bought a small birds nest the other day, along with some eggs for the occasion, and I must say they look as real and earthy as plastic eggs can look:

AND, bought some pussywillows to adorn my table. Long, wispy willow branches with the softest, silver little buds sprouting from them. I love them! Here they are, supporting an imaginary birdies home:

So now I need a vase to put them in, and set up my inspiration table with spring hodgepodge. Maybe some butterflies, rosebuds, a little bird bath filled with water, essential oils and rose petals….

Tote commission finished

Check out the completion fo my latest commission- a roomy, sparkling, super soft dragonfly tote!!!

the iside- a pretty dragonfly applique adorns the inner pocket…

hanging in my studio on the antique lamp that inspired my logo…

pictures of commission and more

Almost done! Heres the very elaborate applique design in blues, golds, greens and grays (I especially looove the dragonflies with their sparkle wings)…

And heres the inner pocket, with dragonfly applique…

And for those interested, two other bags for sale

These two are for sale,
The very pretty “Tiger Lily Goddess”
Shes hanging on my newly painted hutch (it used to be burgandy and purple, now its antique white)

Heres a close up of her face, no flash…

Here’s the inside, fully lined with pocket

Next bag, “Peacock Enchantment”
Sitting on my inspiration table, next to a weathered mermaid garden statue (yes, I am preparing my table for summer already…more pics of that in the near future)

Close up of the face and painted Celtic Knot-

The inside is fully lined with an inner pocket-

Interested? They are 78 each, plus shipping.


FINALLY Sewing again….
Working on the commissioned bag…will finish and post pictures by midweek. No, my machine is STILL not fixed, but I *stole* my friend Cherie’s at her birthday party last night, and it has been purring away all day!
In the meantime, I worked on some elaborate ivy knots for a new applique design. An experiment of sorts that will go on a pretty green velvet tote. With ivy leaf ties! Here’s the sketch:

I was inspired last week during an icy walk around the park (I had the day off due to the weather!). The way that the snow and ice gathered on the ivy was enchanting. I even went out and bought some English Ivy for my studio, which is part of my plot to redecorate, de clutter and ORGANIZE (other things to keep me occupied during the sewing machine saga)
Pretty ivy_