Thursday, May 21, 2009

My Creative Space -Dragonflys and Eel Skin

This morning i got up early and had a few crafty hours before work. Crazy woman.

I am embroidering around a screen print i did at my screen printing workshop. The print was only on calico but I am going to get lots of different blue and teal colours buttons to fill in the wings and then sew a purse with it, very interested to see how it will turn out!



I am also finishing a bookmark i have made for RY. The story is that RY had a friend that passed away that had given her a wallet just before she died,sRY used this wallet for sooo long, until it was falling apart because it made her sad to have to give it up, so i told her i would make something out of the leather for her so she could keep it forever. When i was taking apart the wallet i found a tag that read "Eel Leather" eeecckk! The leather is so soft and smooth.

More Creative Space's at Kootoyoo...

21 comments:

Tinniegirl said...

I've just had a lovely time catching up on all your posts. So much interesting craft that you get up to. It's wonderful.

Karen said...

What a coincidence--I blogged about embroidering on printing today... I think the universe is telling me I need to tackle a new craft combo! I read about your screenprinting class and now I'm DYING to take one too. I will start thinking of a design immediately in preparation. Except I really can't draw! Love your stuff!

Kirsty said...

I think the embroidery around the screen print looks great. It really makes it "pop".

Kylie said...

I LOVE the embroidered screen print, Katy!

Kellie said...

The bookmark is a lovely idea! And don't dragonflies make the most beautiful silhouette.

Kate Bruning said...

Those two blues together are so lovely. I am a bit scared of the eel skin though having an eel phobia. That would be good immersion therapy though!

M* (Melanie) said...

what an amazing discovery! And the embroidery looks great! It's incredibly neat (i suffer from neat envy)

Leslie said...

I love that screen printing, so cute! The blue is perfect.

Melanie said...

I love the combination of embroidery and printing - I've been meaning to try something similar for awhile (so many ideas, so little time!)

Gina said...

I love the sound of what you're going to do with the teal buttons. Make sure you put it in your creative space when you do it!

Leahdis said...

Thats such a great idea to make the wallet into something else! I'II be intersted to see your finished bag, sounds good.

Angie said...

The embroidery really looks great.

Christina Lowry said...

Two great ideas! I think the stitchy prints will look great as a bag. :)

Lucy Bowler said...

Not crazy, creating before work - just obsessed and obsessed is good!!! The embroidery is looking lovely and it's interesting to see the bookmark coming along. So lovely to be re-making the wallet into something else - oh and just forget you ever saw the tag saying eel leather!

MissyP said...

Hi Katy. I love the screen print and the plan you have for it. Please remember to show us when it's done. Lovely story about the wallet too - you are a very good friend to do that, eel leather and all!

Michelle said...

The stitching around your screen print looks great. I love dragonflies.

Emjie said...

Now that is a wonderful idea.

amity ville boronia said...

I'm loving the dragonflies!

woollywotnots said...

I love the clean and crisp design. The blue colour is super.

Jenifir said...

I can't wait to see the dragonfly purse. I love the idea of reworking the wallet especially given that it has sentimental value. I still have my eel skin clutch from the eighties. I was probably the only highschool student in my school who had the 'it' bag of the time so I guess it has sentimental value because I kept it but I am not sure what to do with it now.

Lauranie said...

Blues, greens, and dragonflies! They just GO together! Beautiful work. Love your blog, thanks for visiting mine or else I might never found you! Now I'm going to enter your giveaways :)