Smeared and Smudged Member blog hop

Oooh I do love a good blog hop and I just know that this one is going to be awesome! There is so much talent over at the Smeared and Smudged forum I have been looking forward to this hop so I can see smoe of the great things being made.
If you haven't started at the top of the blog roll you might want to just to be sure you don't miss anyone out.

Black Dragon
Lady Brayton

I have made something a bit different for this hop, the theme is anything goes so I thought what shall I make? Should I do something I've done before and I'm comfortable making? should I keep it simple? or should I do somethin totally out of my comfort zone and that I have never made before? and should I decide to do that just the day before the hop?

Of course you just know I did lol!

I got my sewing machine out and I made me a bag/pouch to keep my markers in when I am on the move.

I started with a piece of fabric from my massive fabric box, I used the sewing maching to put it together so it sort of resembled a bag. The stitches are terrible, not only can't I not cut a straight line I can't sew in one either! When I had stitched it all I added some lace and the fabric flower which is a broach that I made a while ago. Although my stitches aren't exactly pretty they are doing their job and holding the whole thing together nicely. To finish it off I coloured in the Rusalka stamp from smeared ink and stuck it to the front with a bit of lace to frame it.

I do hope you will check out what everyone else has made for this hop.


Kristina said…
Oh Shell my dear, you crack me up. "Of course I will wait to the day before" LOL! Well your bag/pouch turned out just beautiful! and guess what you cant tell anywhere that you cant cut or sew a straight line it looks perfect! I love that Smeared Ink digi stamp too! Your flower is awesome! Great pouch for markers on the go! Love it!
monique said…
So very pretty and that image is one of my si fav's

Hazel (Didos) said…
Oh love this its brilliant, what a great creation, Love Hazelxo
Rick St. Dennis said…
Lovely to see a project combining fabric craft and stamping-wish thre were more such ideas for people to enjoy and take inspiration from
Laura B said…
This is awesome! I love it.:)
blackdragon said…
Shell you always amaze and inspire me. I must have ago at making myself a marker pouch... maybe.

Hope you're keeping ok and not working to hard. Much love always my friend xxx
Wendy said…
OMG...this is fantastic Shell. What a creative idea. I only use my machine to sew paper for challenges, lol! You created a bag without a pattern, amazing. Love the vintage feel to it!
Kay Mowat said…
What a fantastic idea This has come up looking great I love it. Watch out I may put an order in !!
ike said…
Superb creation - such a brilliant idea and I love all the lace and delicious fabric. Fabulous creation Shell... I especially like the flower. Got any TuTs on making those ?????? :-D

IKE xx
Ike, I don't have a TuT for the flowers, but I can get one made :) xx
~Lady B~ said…
This is amazingly creative, Shell, and absolutely beautiful! I can't believe you made this in just one day! I wish I knew how to sew. Your projects always inspire me :)
Matney said…
Sewing skills or not, this came out wonderful! It has a life of its own and I wish i could see it for real. Wonderful project!
Jane said…
Love your bag looks awesome
Hugs xxx
DonnaMundinger said…
Shell, this is beyond gorgeous! The fabrics are exquisite and the image so beautiful. WOW! Absolutely fabulous! xxD
This is beautiful Shell! Gorgeous fabric and a beautiful image :)

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