Monday, 23 May 2011

Felt Flowers for the Bag!

Next week is half-term (already I hear you cry!) and I am trying to get lots of craft projects lined up for the week. One of my WIPs is my felt bag I started a few weeks ago.

The colours are more vibrant than this in real life. I have tried 3 different cameras and 3 different locations (for different light levels) and this is the best I can come up with!
I have produced a piece of felt for the flower brooch I wanted to put on the back. When I came to cutting it I couldn't decide on the size of the flower so I cut out two flowers and laid them on the bag together. They looked so nice I have decided to sew them both on.

They're just pinned on at the moment. I'm really pleased with how this piece of felt came out. I used the same colours as for the roses on the other side and laid some silk fibre on top in similar colours. It wasn't exactly what I was going for - I experimented a little but it didn't work out as I hoped (I'll explain this in another post) but I had enough without the 'experiment' around the edges to make the two flowers.

Can't wait to get this one finished. Hopefully, I will pick up some fabric next weekend for a panel above the felt, but I haven't managed to find anything I like yet.

I have a little crochet WIP that I will save for my next post.

Have a good week.
Becky x


  1. The felt bag is looking good - nice to see how this turns out x

    I would like to try felting one day too!

    Leah x

  2. OOh I love the colours Becky - especially the bits towards the middles...2 flowers look great. Keep up the colourful work!
    Ali x

  3. Looks absolutely gorgeous, the flowers look like my clematis, and I'm glad you put two on. Love Linda x

  4. Hi Becky, your bag is looking beautiful! The colours are stunning. Felt gives you such vivid colours, doesn't it? The two flowers are simply gorgeous :)
    Jane x

  5. Hello Becky, that bag is really lovely, and the flowers finish it beautifully! I love the colour combinations - they are full of life and zingyness (hmm, not a real word but I hope you know what I mean!). Been away on holiday, and back to find things are hectic at work, hence my silence over the last few days. Nice to be back and to catch up on your news, Liz x

  6. Becky, the colours here are so gorgeous, I'm loving this bag before its even finished!
    I hope you find time next week to finish it and to do everything else you've planned!
    Gill xx

  7. Thanks so much for your lovely comments Becky. I don't know whats going on with blogger, but I have been experiencing similar difficulties! Enjoy your Sunday, love Linda x

  8. The colours of the little squares for the cushion are just stunning - it will look beautiful. Like the felt bag too - gorgeous material.

  9. Ohhhh, that bag is going to be divine when it is done... it is already looking utterly fab, you put me to shame, but also make me want to kick myself in to gear!

    What material do you use for the template to make your bag? I only have one template that I got as part of the course I took earlier this year and can't afford to waste money getting the wrong type of material at the moment, so I am being cowardly and not getting anything!


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