I have decided to add some of my crafty creations to my blog. I have discovered quite a few over the last couple of years and have had so much fun with them. I have been very surprised at how many I have tried purely as one craft has led to another. I am still learning these crafts and they are not perfect but I have really enjoyed creating something. So first up is my 1920’s Flapper Girl bag.
Plain tote bags offer an easy way for you to create your very own, one-off bag for life. The possibilities really are endless with them. I have had a lot of fun creating different designs. A tip I can offer is to use fabric paint and not markers for the bags, I know it may sound obvious but any other type of ink tends to bleed and you won’t get a clean line. The fabric paint comes in pots that you can apply with a brush or in a very handy pen.
I used a template from the web and transferred it onto a plain bag. I used fabric paint for the girl and her dress but then decided that I wanted to add some 3D elements. I needle felted her hair, then used small beads to created her necklace and a fringe for the dress. I made her a headband with a bead and, although you can’t see it very clearly in the picture, a feather. I love the way this turned out, I think the little beads and the felting really bring it all out.