Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Roses are Red, Violets are Blue

To celebrate February - the month of Valentine's Day, the Down Under Street Team (DUST) has a theme of "Roses are red, violets are blue" for its Etsy sale. I didn't really have anything in my shop which fitted this theme, so last night I created this little violet petal pouch just for the sale.
I  searched my fabric stash for fabric with roses, but found this violet fabric which I forgot I had. I also adapted the pattern from one of inspirational books, Omiyage - Handmade Gifts from Fabric in the Japanese Tradition by Kumiko Sudo. I rediscovered this book on my shelf recently. It was a Christmas gift from my mother in 2003. I made little pouches like this previously and used a polymer clay face, but on this one, I covered a shank button with fabric and drew and coloured a little face. I was trying for " sweet and pretty" so I think I almost got it! The kiss curls were an afterthought. I have always thought fabric "beads" were a bit special, but this is the first time I attempted any!

The last week  has been very hectic in Blogland with the One World One Heart really taking off on a Magic Carpet Ride. Already 260+ bloggers have entered my giveaway, so hope you will also visit the post below and add your comment. To participate in the giveaway you don't need to be in Australia, although you can admire the view.
Nor do you have to do anything outrageous, just leave a comment on the post on this blog dated 25 January, and titled One World One Heart.
If you want to find out more information about this amazing world wide blog event and find the 958 blogger participants giving away beautiful prizes, please go to the blog , A Whimsical Bohemeian . I am number 112 on the list.
PS the previous two photos are ones I took at Darling Harbour, Sydney a couple of weekends ago.


  1. I love your little pouch. Nice to catch up with you.

  2. Your Violet Pouch is absolutely GORGUS!!


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