Tuesday 28 August 2012

More Classy & Fabulous

Hi, I hope you've all enjoyed your bank holiday weekend, despite the wet weather!  I've finally managed to get some crafting time over the weekend (miraculously!), as my other half and my daughter were both out most of Sunday - there were sparks coming off the soles of my shoes running up the stairs to my craft room!  I've made a few things which I will share over the next couple of weeks.

The first of these is for The Stampsmith Challenge - I missed the last challenge, what with moving house and my daughter in and out of hospital during her pregnancy, but really didn't want to miss this one as well so here is my entry for their challenge of Anything Goes (using at least one Stampsmith image).

My creation was inspired by an old hairdresser who used to always wear a cross body bag to keep her scissors and combs in, so they were to hand while she was cutting etc.  As my daughter qualified as a hairdresser a couple of months ago, I decided to make her a little pouch/bag for the same purpose:

I've made the bag from washed canvas, stamped two images from the Pin Ups sheet (using Archival Ink in Coffee) onto Transfer Artist Paper, and transferred them onto the canvas.  Some SU flourishes were stamped directly onto the canvas, top and bottom, along with the Kanban sentiment (I thought this was quite fitting for a hairdressing bag!).  I've then sewn the lace across the bottom part of the bag, and then sewn the whole thing up.  Some twill tape (stamped with "Fabulous") was sewn across the top of the bag and a wine coloured bow and handmade ribbon rose, with a flower charm handstitched on, were attached with a glue gun.  I've added some SU diamantes with a little fabric glue to finish.  For the purpose of showing the bag in the photos, I've added some twill tape as the strap but need to source some cream webbing to attach instead.

In Action!
I hope you're enjoying your week, and don't forget the the Craft-Room have a current challenge of Pins and/or Charms this fortnight!
Maria xxxxx


Jean said...

What a lovely project, practical too.Great images and sentiment and I love the gorgeous lace trimming.Jean x

Gio said...

YOUR pouch is classy and fabulous, Maria.

You are the lucky winner on my ruler ring :-)! Could you send me your address , please at

Debbie said...

This is so AWESOME Maria! Clever idea! Love what what you did with the images! Thank you so much for joining us at The Stampsmith Challenge! Hope to see you next month too!


Valerie H. Marshall said...

Wow, you got great impressions from your stamping on fabric! Great job! Love the finished project! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us for The Stampsmith Challenge!
Val :)

craftingwithmabel said...

This is really lovely, I really like the glamour of the oin up girls and the lace and diamantes add a bit of extra bling. Your daughter must be made up (bit of Kirkby there for you lol)

Anonymous said...

This is stunning and such a beautiful, gift from the heart and such fun as well. Congratulations to your daughter and with this bag, she will be the talk of the Salon.
Thank you for joining us at TSC - good to have you back and good luck with the prize draw.

Anonymous said...

So funny bumping into my sister on some blogs lol ! This is fabulous Maria and I too love the pin up girls what a unique and useful gift you have made and as always beautifully crafted love it


craft-roomjulia said...

Hi nanna maz, yet another spectacular piece of artwork. I love the cheeky glamour girls, think they are the double of me and you lol. Look forward to our little night out next week x X X