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Thursday, 5 July 2012

14 years old - talented? Oh yeah baby!

This Tote Bag is one of my daughter's projects (nearly finished) and I think it fits perfectly into the texture challenge at Frilly and Funkie and the Silver challenge at The Sunday Stamper. 


It is her first challenge entry and she is very excited about it. She designed the padded Love Birds herself, they are made from felt and padded with wadding. They remind me of Portugese love bird images.  


Each button and decoration was sewn on and fastened off individually. Many of the buttons had personal significance from Els' own clothes when she was younger, or in the case of the Union Flag, a memento of the Queens Jubilee this year. 


The decorations on the black bird were Els first go at machine embroidery and they worked really well, she found machine embroidery exciting and a bit scary too!


Ooh, I nearly forgot to mention, customising bags is one of my daughter's new hobbies. I am also entering this into the Silver Dream Machine challenge over at Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper Challenge Silver challenge


I  love the flowers in her hair and check out that collar!


 Frilly and Funkie



16 comments:

Buttons said...

Well done El. This is absolutely beautiful and you have clearly spent such a lot of time on it. Love the buttons and the stitching. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Buttons x

Dr Sonia S V said...

This is amazing...each detail so beautiful !!

YuliaM said...

It's really beautiful! Special design! Yuor daughter is a very gifted person!

Redanne said...

El has certainly done an amazing job on this piece, it is gorgeous and well done on attempting the embroidery, it looks fabulous. A x

Kristýna Hálová said...

Amazing... well done.. love it.. So beautiful

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isisimaginings.com said...

Gorgeous bag, love all the textures.

Sue C said...

Gorgeous work on the bag, your daughter has done a stunning job ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Sandra said...

Very impressive! Love that she designed the birds herself. gorgeous!

Sue said...

She gets the talent gene from her mum! I am in love with your bag, Els and I am NOT a bag girl a'tall! Your eye to detail is amazing.

Anita Houston said...

Els!!!! This is over the top rocking awesome!!! I cannot believe you did the swirls on a machine...wow...I've never even tried that! You are so mahoosively talented!!! Just gorgeous and a brilliant design!

Anita Houston said...

Oh yeah...Thank you so much for playing with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!! :0)

BJ said...

Adorable bag, what a lot of work she has put into it. BJ

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Your daughter did a wonderful job. Great bag.

Hels Sheridan said...

Wow, El, you are one clever and very creative girly, if you are making things like this at 14, you are destined for greatness. You obvs get your talent from your Mum... and how lovely that you two can craft together! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper, I am honoured you chose my challenge to be your first... big hugs for a very clever girl xx

Magda Polakow said...

Woow, amazing! Love all details

Ana K. said...

Stunning creations...you both rocks!! :)