Monday 28 December 2015

Bag Moths 87 and 88

a bit of a cheat today, I found this piece of drift wood that was just the right shape! all I had to do was pick it up.

A brunch of seed heads woven together, almost bag moth shape.

Sunday 27 December 2015

another drift wood tent

Me and Dad thought we could build a bigger tent today, not sure how safe it is so we made sure no one was around when we put the last trunk up.

Saturday 26 December 2015

Christmas Bag Moths

Christmas  Bag moths and stacks of drift wood on the beach




When I am at the beach that has lots of drift wood I love making drift wood tents, My son was playing in the water so my Dad and I made this tent village, you would not believe I was 42! we did get a couple of odd looks from people walking by! The flag is my sons trousers and some sea weeds.

Monday 21 December 2015

Bag moths 81 and 82

I just can't leave that wire alone, this time with droplet beads glued on.

A knotted piece of bright green rope.

Saturday 19 December 2015

bag moths 78, 79 and 80

The other day while reading a book to by son we found out that the hard end of a shoe lace is called an Aglet, such a cool word. I then found an old shoe lace and made the 2 bags with it. one stitched and one on a wire.

This bag is just a curl of tracing paper.

Wednesday 16 December 2015

77/100 Bag Moths

Pretty much an all black bag today, looks good next to the white one from yesterday.

Tuesday 15 December 2015

76/100 Bag moths

I think this must be a fairy bag moth.

Monday 14 December 2015

Weekend Bag Moths and Today

73/100 bag moths a bundle of threads from some washed Calico

74/100 Bag Moths, a length of brown and gold braid

75/100 Bag Moths a length of sequin braid threaded onto wire.

Friday 11 December 2015

72/100 Bag Moths

I found some thin, bright pink wire in a box. It was not strong enough to hold a bag shape on its own so I used a base of the thicker wire. These wire bags are still my favourite.

Thursday 10 December 2015

Bag moth catch up

I have just got a new computer to I am now back on line and even wireless! I can hardly believe it all worked.
Here are the bag moths from the last few days while my old computer was having everything taken off and put on the new one.
68/100 bag moths

69/100 bag moths

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71/100 bag moths

my 2nd sample of using traditional stitches in a more creative, this time herringbone to form a background, this time change of colour rather than thickness of thread.

Sunday 6 December 2015

67/100 Bag moths

I just finished sewing up a crochet blanket my daughter has made, Mums always get the best jobs! I thought I would make todays bag out of some of the left over wool. I am not very good at crochet, but I like the pattern that appears on the surface.

Saturday 5 December 2015

66/100 bag moths and a new quilt idea

Just plain calico with a nice frayed edge.
I saw some new Kaffe fabric at All Things Patchwork this week that would be perfect for a big skull so here is the drawing for a new quilt.

Friday 4 December 2015

65/100 Bag moths

A coiled, twisted cord for todays bag. Just enough stitches to hold the coil together, I wanted the bag to look like it was just a spiral of cord.
I thought this one needed a close up too.

Thursday 3 December 2015

64/100 Bag Moths

Stem stitch holding a coil of cord into a bag shape. I am starting to think all of these would make very cool bags if I enlarged them, but how many bags do I really need and not sure long narrow bags are very practical! My keys would always be at the bottom.

Wednesday 2 December 2015

63/100 Bag moths

No stitching today, a twist of fabric which had a small piece of vlisafix on the top so I just ironed it to hold the twist in place, fast and a very cool colour.

Tuesday 1 December 2015

62/100 bag moths

I put wire round the top of this bag so no need for stuffing.

Monday 30 November 2015

61/100 Bag Moths and feather stitch

Looks much better using coloured fabric.

a creative desk!

Next year I am teaching a creative class where we will be playing with  traditional embroidery stitches and seeing what happens. I have to do some sample pieces so the students know the kind of thing they could do. This is my first one, I love it, only using feather stitch with different thicknesses of thread, stranded cotton and sewing thread.  I am going to do another one with the background covered with stitch and the image left blank.


Sunday 29 November 2015

60/100 bag moths

I like the fringe around the top of this bag but it would look better if the bag was not white. I think I will do another one tomorrow with a different fabric.

59/100 Bag Moths

I knitted this bag late last night while I was waiting for our Christmas cake to finish cooking, so this is yesterdays. I will do todays later and post it tonight.I knitted it like an icord and just increased the number of stitches on the way up. Could be quite a cool handbag if I carried on knitting!

Friday 27 November 2015

58/100 Bag Moths

I really love these wire bags, this one has a double wire with a few clear, plastic beads.

Thursday 26 November 2015

57/100 bag moths

A plain white bag today with lots of bling!!! Maybe this Bag moth has decorated her house for Christmas.

Wednesday 25 November 2015

56/100 Bag Moths

Fine wool wrapped round a rolled up plastic bag.

Tuesday 24 November 2015

55/100 Bag Moths

A Tula Pink bag moth today, I was just finishing off my house quilt and used the selvedge off the fabric.

Monday 23 November 2015

54/100 bag moths

I did this canvas work bag today and it looked a bit dull so I found these flower beads and it made all the difference.

Sunday 22 November 2015

52 and 53/100 Bag Moths

A twist of fabric with running stitch to hold it together

Wire covered in gathers up fabric, I think I needed a longer bit of wire for this one, looks a very short, fat bag moth!