Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer Roses


It seems like Summer finally arrived. The last few days have been really great with lots of sunshine and warm weather.

Every morning when I open the curtains in our living room, this is what I see:

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And I’m not the only one who likes it.

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So a few days ago, I was wondering what kind of project I would start that day, and when I saw these beautiful flowers, I knew: Pink Roses.

Now you may know, that pink is not really my favorite colour. Not because I don’t like it, but I find it quite hard to work with. So there I had my challenge!

I picked a few pink fabrics to start with.

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The first is a beautiful rose, which I wanted to use just the way it is.
The next is a woolen herringbone tweed, and on top you see pink alcantara.

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I quilted the rose to give it more dimension.

And after a few days of sewing, this is what I ended up with.

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Indeed, yet another bag. I guess I’m in some kind of ‘baggy mood’!

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The binding is with a lovely purple, but it was so hard to capture the real colours in a picture. It is more subtle than this picture shows.

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Even in the inside of the bag you can find roses.

A few ladies commented on my Green Acorn Bag that it was a bag in my own style. Even now I’ve used the same pattern, I think it came out totally different, because I didn’t embroider the front panel. But, even with the colours being a real challenge for me, I think the bag turned out great.

Groetjes, Dorien

9 comments:

Teje said...

YES! This is so great bag again! I'm happy that you have found your own unique style; that's not always so easy. I love the fabrics and colours with the rose!
Give hugs to sweet Fleur! x Teje

Deborah said...

That is absolutely fabulous. The single rose on front is so beautiful.

Corina said...

Ook al weer zo mooi!

Monique said...

Deze tas is ook weer heel mooi Dorien. Ik hou wel van mooie bloemen motieven en die voering is ook prachtig.
Goh, jij draait je hand echt niet om he om even een tas te maken.

Groetjes, Monique

Simone de Klerk said...

Mooi hoor! En wat leuk om zo geïnspireerd te worden doo je tuin. De rits is er als een kunstwerkje ingezet!
Geniet verder van het goede weer de komende week.

Hawthorn said...

Gorgeous, I agree, I too am not a pink person but love roses - your bag is just the right amount of pink!

sue said...

Oh yes the bag is fabulous!

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Dorien..Your new pink bag is a true ode to summer! What a beautiful piece of rose fabric you found to enhance the front with. I hope you have a warm and wonderful week.

Corinne said...

it's gorgeous !