Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Home Sewing


Sewing


When the air cools, and the windows are open,
I wander back into the studio.


I fondle the fabrics, relishing the textures,
the muted colors, no brights here.


The bark cloth called to me.
I spied buttons, a perfect set,
rescued from a dress of my Mother.


They were joined into a new tote for the fall.
Four fabrics blended into a flirty, scalloped bag.


At times, the sewing, it feels like coming home.

15 comments:

Razmataz said...

I love what you have done with this bark cloth (my favourite fabric). The buttons are a great detail. You are such a clever woman. And artistic.

Jane said...

Beautiful fabrics and a beautiful bag! I like how you incorporated buttons that were your mothers.
Jane

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

My kind of colors too. I hope you start selling these. Would be a shame to just keep them for yourself:)
xx
C

Char said...

so cute! i found out something new about you today which is always cool.

erin said...

lovin the adorable bag!! i am a big fan of bark cloth...just love the muted colors and the texture! my grandma and grandpa had drapes in their dining room made with bark cloth (pretty fancy for north dakota)......... you amaze me........carole is right, you should start selling these!!

June said...

It is lovely Z. I really dig those scallops. I am for anything with scallops or ruffles these days. The fabrics you put together are so perfect for a Fall bag. I am so itching to sew something lately too. It must be in the air...
hugs

T's Daily Treasures said...

Beautiful! I wish I had learned to sew by hand or machine. I've joined a yarn and fiber group so hopefully can pick up some techniques along the way. Enjoy your day. Best wishes, Tammy

Tina @ TinyBear said...

So beautiful - thanks for sharing
~ Tina

Jules said...

I sure could have used that bag this past weekend :)

I've got to learn how to use my sewing machine :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jillayne said...

A beautiful, simple bag that lets the fabrics do most of the talking - I've never used bark cloth, in fact I don't think I've ever heard of it before! But I do love the muted colours. Sometimes I am drawn to a bright colour, but never seem to be able to make anything with them - soft, subtle colours with beautiful textures are what makes my fingers sing!

A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful ~ your happiness is shining through today!

Zuzu said...

It's a beauty, z. And I love that you used buttons from your Mother's dress.
I started a little embroidery project yesterday - when the air cools...
Have a lovely day,
~ Zuzu

Bead and Needle said...

LOVE a good mix of old and new fabrics - bEAUTIFUL bag, Suzan...the lace in the newer post is making me drool, too!

beth said...

what a great bag !!!
you have some sewing skills !

Kit said...

Awesome! You have quite a talent for sewing. It is so lovely. Kit