Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Project 24 of many. . .

Wool Floral Handbag
I love the whimsical floral look, especially on handbags. The problem with that look however, is that it is very fragile. I am not a fragile kind of gal, I need things that can stand the test of time. Enter wool, my favorite and most beloved fiber of all time. Wool is the perfect fabric for me. This handbag could get covered in mud and once the mud dried I could take a metal brush to this bag and it would still look awesome. I know this because at first I wanted to try to distress my fabric, so I took it outside and scrapped it along the concrete curb in front of my house. It did not have the effect that I wanted. It cleaned the cement instead and created a white powder on the fabric that simply brushed off.

I have no idea when I started this handbag. My guess is that it was sometime in September, perhaps October. Though, I don't have any pictures of it before November, so it could have been then as well. I have no idea how long it took, but,  I am so glad that I am finally done with it ! I really like how it turned out. I am actually going to use this handbag. It has sentimental value, I won the wool for it about 10 years ago at the Make It Yourself With Wool Contest.

4 comments:

amyp said...

I am always overwhelmed by the incredible things you make. Unbelievable. And any time you need pictures - let me know. It would be an honor to photograph such beautiful things. (And hopefully your beautiful family at some point!)

bright lights, big cities said...

it looks great!! doesn't look hand made at all...

also, the longer you keep fabric, the harder it is to use it! glad you finally got around to using that wool...

Gregorys said...

was that really 10 years ago?! ...it's lovely.

mpm said...

Now my thoughts are there are plenty of women who need a sturdy handbag, so this is a hit. I love it and the MIYWW aspect is even better. I may send a picture to Marie at the wool contest.