Thursday, May 28, 2009

perfectly messy

stitching, hanging threads and putting on magnetic clips. Finishing off these 2 clutch purses has been my quiet creative time today. I feel my 'style' is shining through, the messiness that just happens. There is a type of rawness that is present, almost like seeing the work in progress.

I remember when I started working in one of my first jobs, my first real dream job, sales assistant in a fabric shop.Part of what I did was teaching teenage girls how to sew with stretch fabric.It was all the go in the late 80's! On one occasion I was asked if the ends of the stitching needed to be tied off and trimmed. I distinctively remember saying "What for?"

Maybe I've always been a thread hanger!


Dot said...

Your purses are gorgeous Nic! All the elements work beautifully together. I want to reach through the screen and touch them!

I remember those stretch fabric shop's in the 80's! My mum used to make all kinds of things from that fabric. It was all the rage wasn't it?

Lady Di said...

I love your purses and how talented are you to be able to make things with paper and fabric. By the way, there are a couple of awards on my blog for you.

Anonymous said...

I looove messy...and neutrals...yum

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Awesome purses!

So creative!

God Bless You and Yours!!!