Sunday, 23 November 2014

Sunday Snippets - Poppy Drawstring Bag and Tag

Hello Everyone

Happy Sunday to you all.

Today I have for Pixie's Snippets Playground something a bit different. The theme for the November Swap over at UKPC was to make something that  included poppies ... after much pondering this is what I came up with.
I've been experimenting with iron-on transfer material and this little drawstring bag with matching tag is the result. Here's a close-up - note the lovely sunshine too :)
Here's a break down of how it was made.

- I started by stamping the Poppy Field stamp from Rubber Necker using distress inks in reds and deep pinks on to a snippet of white card. Archival black ink was used for the outlining stamp.

- next step was to scan it on to my PC importing it into MS Publisher, tweaking the size and creating a JPEG image ready for printing on to the iron-on transfer material, found on eBay and purchased from Mad About Ink.

- next I ironed the image on to a piece of white cotton fabric following the instructions that come with the pack ... not difficult but they do have to be followed carefully - my senior brain had to read the instructions a couple of times before fully understanding what to do and, more importantly, what not to do!

- at this stage I hadn't actually decided what I was going to do with the transfer but I knew I wanted to applique it on to something. After a wee bit of thought I remembered seeing the instructions on how to make this little drawstring bag over here at Sew What? by Debbie Shore. So, with a bit of modification and some scraps of fabric leftover from previous cushion projects, this little bag is the result. Debbie's original bag is 10" square but I only had enough of the red/white spot fabric to make mine 8" square and because of this the other fabric strips were re-sized to measure 8" x 3". Other materials needed were bias binding - love this red/white polka dotted one bought at the craft show in Glasgow last year - I knew I'd find a use for it one day - and the narrow black/white gingham ribbon, source forgotten because I've had in my stash forever :)

- the transferred print was trimmed down and appliqued with a zigzag stitch, set to create a satin stitch, to the front section of the the red/white spot fabric before making up the bag.

- once the bag was finished it needed a tag ... so, the original stamped piece was cut down and attached to a snippet of red card, trimmed to form a tag.  The punched hole is threaded with a length of ribbon left over from making the bag.

Here's a view of the back of the bag ... not obvious in the photos but it's fully lined with black/white ditsy print fabric.

Nothing has changed much on my desk since my WOYWW post on Wednesday, it's still a mess! But that's about to change. Oh yes ... I'm going to clean everything off and start again. What's the betting it will be a complete mess again this coming Wednesday :)

Hope you have a wonderful day, with lots of 'you' time for you to enjoy your crafting ... or whatever else floats your boat on a Sunday :)

Happy Crafting,


Liz said...

WOW, Elizabeth! This is gorgeous! Love the poppies on the bag and matching tag. I've not heard of iron-on transfer material before. I think I might need to do some more shopping! x

Brenda B said...

What an absolutely fantastic bag Elizabeth, I love it, it would be fantastic for on the go knitting projects or something. How's the desk coming along, is it any tidier lol! Have at it with the punchlings, big or small, I got the original idea from Pinterest, so I guess we're all just sharing stuff. I'm thinking of making proper hanging 3d ornaments from the small punchlings, to decorate a little Christmas tree we have. I'll share that with the Playground girls if I get it done.


KT Fit Kitty said...

Hi there! This is beautiful - love the colour! What a wonderful gift this would make! I have never tried making anything like this - gorgeous!

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous bag Elizabeth I love poppies and what a fabulous gift this would make, great design too, hugs Kate x

Greta said...

Totally amazing--wowzer! You are so talented, Elizabeth!

Brenda said...

Wow Elizabeth, this little draw string bag is adorable! I love the fabric and color combo's. Who can resists polka dots either?! Your poppies are just beautiful on the tag and the iron on fabric. I would say you rocked this challenge!! Hugs, Brenda

JoZart Designs said...

Gorgeous little bag and so creatively made. So many of us are veering from paper to fabric now!
Thanks for popping in on me,
jo x

Bonnie said...

What a great little bag! Love the polka dots and poppies!

Anne said...

Think I've already said :-) but it deserves to be said again :-) it's gorgeous. X

Annie said...

That's really gorgeous Elizabeth. I love poppies.
Annie x

Marie-Louise said...

Super bag Elizabeth. You are clever.

Carol L said...

Now this is something I never expected to see in the Snippets category, but I love it! All those dots and so pleasing to the eye, and I love the matching poppy tag too! NJ!

Diane said...

Lovely poppies on the bag and fun tag.

Hugs Diane

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Just brilliant work Elizabeth love it!!! :D

Lindsey said...

Wow - a lot of work had gone into this sweet little bag! Really lovely x

Jacee said...

What a fabulous bag Elizabeth!
hugs Jacee
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Carole Pollard said...

Just beautiful this looks amazing great colours love and hugs Carole x

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous bag and tag Elizabeth, so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Absolutely brilliant Elizabeth! Beautiful bag which could be used for so many things - and the matching tag is a lovely touch!


Di xx

scrappymo! said...

You are such a lovely stitcher!

Your bag looks beautiful. Love the poppy image and it sounds so cool the way you made the pattern and transferred it!