>> Tuesday, 8 March 2011
February must have been "Patchy Pockets" month because my stock disappeared to happy homes during the last few weeks! Not to worry though, I've been busy sewing more and have, as always, enjoyed putting combinations of different tactile fabrics together, along with pretty accessories, to make new combinations.
This this my latest one. The fabrics used are a lovely bold patterned blue (which reminds me very much of a dress my Mum once had back in the 50s!), a shiny silver and an embossed cream. Mini buttons sewn onto pale olive ribbon decorate the front. I can't leave out the pretty blue leather flower - it's quite special because it is one from a pack of samples (of many colours together with leather leaves) that were sent to me by Artisan Leather, to use in my projects. Artisan Leather are based in South Devon and also sell on Folksy. If you have a browse through their website/shop page you'll see these little flowers on some of their gorgeous items to purchase, as well as in packs to buy to use yourself. My samples had three mini holes punched through each flower and leaf ready for me to use in sewing, but, as you'll see, you can also purchase them with a central hole which is ideal for jewellery making. I'll be using the mini leather flowers and leaves in some of my other projects too, so do keep an eye out.
This Patchy was one of my originals which, with it's rather plain denim, just wasn't selling. I decided to spruce it up with a front pocket and striking pink and red buttons and mini blue hearts, helping to make it more eye catching and quite wantable!