Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vintage Button Bag

First of all, I want to thank every lovely person who left a comment on my last post, they were so fun to read and I appreciate them very much!  I was also lucky enough to gain 7 new followers last week, that just warms my heart!  Now to show you my latest project:
This is what I made with my flower basket embroidery.  It was made using a vintage pattern, so I thought it would be appropriate to decorate it with some vintage buttons from my collection.  I think most of us have these button collections, don't we?  The floral fabric is the same as our living room curtains, I had some left and thought it looked pretty good.
And for the pocket on the back I found a little vintage mini flower basket pattern that coordinates with the big one.
The lining on the inside is the same blue and white checks fabric as the pocket and the checkered trim on the front and the handles is some bias tape I had on hand .  Here's another embroidery that was finished the other day:
The pattern is a free one from The Floss Box. She has a very nice blog and if you go there you will see links to free embroidery and cross stitch charts as well as ones that she sells for a very small price. The ladybug design was done with Gloriana silk floss, my all time favorite silk, I just love it!  I'm working on an adorable little house cross stitch chart of hers  right now that I will show you next time.   I will also show you another project using the new Valdani silk floss that I've been trying, it's wonderful!  I hope you are all having a great Memorial Day weekend, it finally looks and mostly feels like spring here and we are loving it!  Thanks for stopping in again!


Annie said...

What a gorgeous, perfect finishing job! An I love your latest Floss Box piece as well. Hope you are enjoying the holiday weekend.

sana said...

Pretty!! The bag which a lot of dreams are in.
I like The Floss Box, too. However, I yet try only cross stitching. I want to try the embroidery.

Nancy said...

Your button bag is beautiful! Your embroidery is always so pretty, and the back of your bag is as pretty as the front. Nice little pink dish filled with buttons too! Don't you love to collect these? Every time I go to a yard or estate sale I look for vintage buttons.

The little bug by Floss Box is wonderful. I'm going there to look for it!

Sally said...

I love your button bag! It is so pretty.

Helen Philipps said...

Hi Karen Thanks for visiting me and your lovely comment - it's great to find your delightful blog! Your stitching is wonderful and I love how you finish everything so well - this button bag is gorgeous.
Helen x

Jackie said...

Oh My Karen. I love the little bag. Your embroidery is absolutely, absolutely beautiful. I can say I just try at it (the embroidery that is). Gorgeous Karen.
TFS and Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Great job. What a lovely finish.

Solstitches said...

Oh my goodness I'm just blown away by this beautiful vintage button bag.
I'm lost for adjectives really.
I'm sure I'll be back to look at this time and again.