Fragments old, made new.

The poppy sew-plies purse got nixed. I like that piece too much to cut it down to size and at the same time, I don’t want to have one off sized purse in the lot. So I searched my stash and am making a new ‘graffiti style’, embroidered ‘Gather your Sew-plies’ purse. Perhaps I could even call it graffiti boro, to go with the rockstar boro wrap! I am pairing each of these bags with a garment that I am embroidering and embellishing. Basically, no clothing in my wardrobe is safe! 

So I took a very old ragged and dilapidated cross stitch piece and sewed it in place on some sturdy linen. The canvas sew-plies purse in the background of this photo is the notorious Belly Button Sew-plies purse, mentioned in this post. But here you can see why Leslie named it the Belly Button! It’s an outtie. 

Alright, so here is the thing…I have fallen in love with making these purses. I sort of want 30 of them in various styles, colors, patterns and styles. That Belly Button? It is a magnet, a fabric covered magnet. Magnets have become, The Bomb. Do you remember finding cloth covered snaps in clothing? You hardly see that anymore. I have mastered the art of covering magnets, it is easy really, I just like to inflate my ego and give myself props.

So this morning, all bright eyed and bushy tailed, I logged onto Amazon to search out strong disk magnets and I found them, in two sizes. They have already shipped… I await them with baited breath.

Today is the last day you can sign up for my online class give away! So go to it!


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Comments

  1. Jeannie says:

    I wish you could see the silly grin on my face. I can see you with your sew-plies sitting in a cafe, stitching away. I just watched a short piece on Nikkon News about how “art-ifing” one’s clothing is a huge deal in Japan. Then I sit down and read your post.(Our local PBS station carries news from around the world and I love the Nikkon News. There is always some form of art discussed.) I am ordering from Amazon this afternoon and I think some magnets might find their way onto the order (and maybe a Safari pen!). xoxo

  2. That top fabric – is that the linen that you’re talking about? I would have guessed silk, but whatever it is, it’s luscious and beautiful!