Saturday, November 13, 2010

Inspiration Challenge Reveal Week 11/7

Patty, at My Life Under the Bus, gave us a photo and color palette for inspiration to create whatever we wanted to.  Here is this week's inspiration

I immediately thought of a vintage hankie I had but what was I going to do with it?  I love batiks and found one with practically all the colors in it and it was a perfect backdrop for the hankie.  After much thought about what to make, I finally decided on another bag.  I used vintage buttons and put one on each corner of the hankie and a few in the empty spaces.  I made a braid for the handle and I'm really happy with how it turned out, although I would make it longer next time.  The lining I made was the wrong size, so I will finish that part later.  This was another good learning experience for me and I'm honestly loving these challenges!!

Go here to see the other inspired creations. 

What has inspired you lately?


  1. Oh that hankie is awesome!!! Love the colors and the sweet little buttons - Great job : D. I am terrible at linings - I wish I knew how to sew better - Sweet job my friend!!! XO

  2. This is a great way to showcase a beautiful hankie! I like the unexpected pairing with the batik as well. It gives a nice bohemian vibe to it. Nice work!

  3. Love it Annette! The hankie is awesome and I really like the background fabric too! It looks wonderfully vintage-y. (and you know I love vintage-y stuffs!)

  4. really cute! Love what you've come up with

  5. I love the vintage hankie with the batik! It turned out really nicely! I probably wouldn't have thought to put something vintage with something "modern," but they really work well together!

  6. What a beautiful interpretation of the inspiration picture! I'm a vintage hankie junkie, but a terrible seamstress, and I have a deep appreciation for your talent and artistry!

    Have a fantastic week!



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