The many layers of stitched texture

The many layers of stitched texture

One of my very favorite things to work with is texture on fabric. I love exploring new and creative ways to make it and to use it. And I particularly love to use stitch as a way to create raw texture on fabric or fabric paper which can...
Summer Rose Clutch Bag

Summer Rose Clutch Bag

I finally finished adding the feet and handgrips to this “Summer Rose” clutch bag. I’m really loving this design. You can see where it all started...
Fabric Paper Never Looked So Good

Fabric Paper Never Looked So Good

It’s always a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged for the work you do whether it’s the ordinary day to day stuff that comes from a 9 to 5 job, or the personal work that’s close to your heart and comes from months and...
Printing on Texture

Printing on Texture

Last week I finished designing a new clutch purse using fabric beads in unusual ways – for handgrips and purse feet. You can see the finished design it here. Now the same clutch purse design takes on a whole new persona. Instead of...
Designing Intuitively

Designing Intuitively

If you’ve been following me on Facebook for the last couple of days, you would have seen me checking in frequently with updates as I worked my way through developing a new clutch bag design. Very often, making a new design for a bag...
Progressing Intuitively

Progressing Intuitively

Now that I’m finished embellishing the design for the front of the handbag, it’s time to put the pieces together. When I began, I had an idea in mind of how to construct the handbag however things turned out much differently....
New Work: Reminisce

New Work: Reminisce

I’ve just finished a new art bag using one of my latest digital art designs called “Reminisce”. Isn’t she pretty? I can’t wait to take her out on my next shopping trip. And yes! I do actually use my art bags...
Art Bag: Geisha

Art Bag: Geisha

It’s been a while since I posted any photos of my art bags but I’ve been quietly working away on a few new designs – this is one is called “Geisha” and I just love the way it turned out. As with all my art...
Creatively Recycled: Buddha Bag

Creatively Recycled: Buddha Bag

It’s amazing what you can do with a few scraps of fabric and a little imagination! As you know I’ve recently been on a mission to recycle and repurpose some of my fabrics and ufos. Last week I showed you the results of turning...
“Daisy” Revisited

“Daisy” Revisited

If you remember my recent post about The Making of “Daisy” The Art Bag, then you’ll recognize the design on this new art bag. This is “Daisy” Version 2. I just loved the “Daisy” design and wanted to try it...
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