Monday, November 15, 2010

A little backward this time around

I love to draw inspiration from fabric.  Whenever I can't seem to come up with a color story on my own, my first inclination is to go through my own (somewhat limited) fabric stash or head out to the store. 

In making Cindy's post it note holder, I looked through my fabric and ~sigh~ nothing 'matched' the velvet I was using.  Not that I don't like an excuse to go to the fabric store, but I just didn't have the time!  So I pulled some beads that I thought would go nicely with the velvet.  Since the entire piece is pretty small, I limited my colors to just a few.   A few different shades of teal, a gold with some hints of green/blue, and a creamy pearl color. 

I just happened to be at a Super Wal-Mart over the weekend and stumbled across the crafts section and found that they had a great selection of quilting fabric!  I immediately knew this particular fabric would be perfect for the liner:
I just love this fabric!!

Hard to see the edging - but it's there!

This is the back - before I edged it

I hope Cindy likes it.  The velvet is from a dress she wore as a bridesmaid years ago.  I made her mom a coin purse from the same velvet a few years ago:

Bead Happy and Often !


Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

lynn, i just love looking at your work. your choices and beading are always impeccable. those little post-it holders are clever. makes post-its into something chic! always thinking of you...hugs!

Mosaicista Appassionata said...

I love your work!!

Robbie said...

Oh my gosh! They are BOTH beautiful!!! What a clever idea to make a post-it-note cover/book! Who would have thought!! YOU!!! hope all is well!! holiday is coming so you should get more 'home,home' time! Take care!!

Beadwright said...

Wow these are so very nice. I love the fabric too.

Regina said...

The post it note holder and the coin purse are lovely. I so love to bead...after Christmas is over I'm working on a Native American sculpt and am going to bead her outfit. So excited and just looking at your blog makes me want to start it NOW!!


Carol said...

Gosh that fabric is just PERFECT! Its amazing how well it compliments the beading. POW!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

The post its holder is gorgeous! The fabric you chose to line it with is a perfect match! I have a stash of fabric-quilting & otherwise, and the next time I am stuck, I'm going to use your trick & dive in and pick something!

Tracey N. said...

Gorgeous Lynn, as always. That fabric is lovely and isnt it great when something you already are working on, coordinates with something you stumble over to make something perfect! I am so glad you decided to join us this year. I have always felt you were a part of the BJP anyway! Hugs!