Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Being Creative...

My latest creation!

Okay, for days now I've been saying I'm going to go down into my creative space and be creative. I want to come up with a few things that I could make and try to sell. I love to sew fabric collages together, so after looking through a few Somerset Magazines to inspire me...this is what I came up with. I want to make a few more to see how they evolve, but I'm happy with the results I came up with today. If you happen to stop by anytime soon, please leave me a comment and tell me what you think?

I started with torn fabric, then added netting and batting behind it. I then proceeded to add scraps of this and that to the front. I laid a length of ribbon down one side, with a tea stained doiley on the lower portion. I printed out some lettering...this one says "Friends Are Angels on Earth" . The words are covered with netting. I then added trim to the bottom with lots of vintage buttons. I used an old piece of jewelery to embellish and also added a vintage print of a cat. I then added a hanger out of netting with silk ribbon and more buttons and bows for trim. I coated the vintage heart button at the right corner with vintage gold glass glitter. Once complete, I sewed it all together with a piece of fabric on the back, then coated the entire piece lightly with a fabric glitter glue. I'm never quite sure about my creations, I think that I am too critical. I believe that I think too much when I create and must learn to just create, don't think!

This picture is a big fuzzy, but it does show the words and the cat somewhat.


This is a good picture of the completed project.

What do you think? Comments are greatly appreciated.

23 comments:

PAT said...

Very pretty!

Pat

Mary Isabella said...

That is very pretty This is my first visit I will come back Please stop by Daisy Bouquet and set aspell.Mary

katydiddy said...

Very soft & romantic. Are you on flickr? Post it to some of the Shabby Chic groups-they'll love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Congrats on the Weight Loss!

Ruth Welter said...

Ow my, I think this is just lovely. I love the buttons along the bottom, in the different colors and sizes. Like the prisms too...just beautiful. You should really try making lots of these for ETSY,this kind of work really sells well there. Keep us posted. Thanks for adding my link by the way, I will add yours to my blog as well.

Junie Moon said...

I came over to visit you after reading your lovely comment on my blog today. What amazing things you make. You put a lot of thought and care into your beautiful creations.

Deb said...

I love this style - absolutely gorgeous!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I think it's lovely! Hope you keep making them.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I think you need to change your profile from want to be artist to artist. You definately have the talent.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

It looks like a Somerset project!! And a very inspired token :) Nice!

Ulla said...

Lovely, I especially like your use of buttons on the bottom - very fun!

AnnieElf said...

Oh I like this so much. Somerset magazine really gets my juices going too.

Robolady said...

I'm responding to your post on my blog. I do have things on Etsy and Ebay, but I also sell directly from my site at www.robomargo.com/jewelry.html

Just a little FYI
I'll be adding more stuff very soon.
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Susan said...

Very nice! I like that it's dripping with femininity!

Flea Market Queen said...

Love it!
So very chic indeed...
Priscilla

Donna O. said...

Yes, no thinking allowed! But I THINK this is very creative!!
D.

She'sSewPretty said...

that is beautiful and I agree with Ele, you are an artist!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Very creative and pretty!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Just beautiful!
Penny

Jen said...

You outdid yourself! It looks great and good for you for taking the time to be creative.

Dolly said...

It is beeeeeutiful!
I love that sweet lil kitten face!

P.S. thank you for the warm wishes....

Hugz, Dolly

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations on your upcoming etsy shop! I am sure you will do very well with your beautiful collages:>) Love all your fall decorating!

Cottage by the River said...

Very pretty work, I cannot wait to check out your etsy shop! Enjoyed your site thanks for letting me visit.
Bristol

Meg said...

Congratulations on your Etsy shoppe. I haven't taken the plunge yet but think about it a lot. Isn't it creative and fun to put collages together? I am loving it - I am creating heart boxes with Victorian prints and it's fascinating. The hours fly. Thanks for showing us your lovely creation, I am sure you will have a following!