This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Geisha Girl Bliss bag

Geisha Girl Bliss bag
Originally uploaded by Crazydolldresser.
This is probably my most favourite bliss bag I have put together yet. It features Edwardian actress, Miss Marie Studholme in a Geisha costume and the photo has been hand-coloured in a curious mixture of pale yellow, aqua blue and pink flowers with green leaves. I really enjoyed choosing fabrics and trims to match the colours in the photo even making pink, lemon and blue "skeins" of Ardern's Silkateen very vintage thread. I love working with vintage threads as they have a totally different effect to our modern ones. I am going to make myself a block using Miss Marie which I want to put in a frame which has a cardboard mount with a sort of bamboo/straw pattern in fawn colours. This will be my project to work on while I'm in Sydney with my friend Mary Lewis.


NormaH said...

Vi, she looks absolutely gorgeous.... yummy colors!!! I might just have to order one of these.

Susan said...

What a wonderful bliss bag! What fun this would be to do. I'm waiting patiently for mine to arrive - but now I'll be gone for two weeks, and won't see it, even if it does arrive! Boo hoo!