Monday, November 8, 2010

Don't look if you don't want to spoil the surprise :)

Here is a preview of my embroidery three-inchey:
It's a tussy mussy made of lace filled with flowers. One bloom is vintage crochet, one is vintage velvet loopy, and the little leaf is seam binding. The buttons are antique shell buttons, and the bead in the center of the crochet flower is amazonite (jade colored). I also used silk floss, which is luscious to use if you haven't!!

No Peeking Pam! This is definitely a spoiler.
And finally, after many working months, weeks, days and hours...the Bella Bag!

Detail of the flowers. Yes, I seamed the tote from scratch. The liner is felted wool, as are two of the flowers, the ribbons and trims are vintage and the shell buttons antiques too.

If you are looking for more details, just ask. I will post some more close-up pics after I finish these swaps...Agh! I still have some embroidery squares to bang out to be ready. Maybe more pictures after the weekend event! There will be so much eye candy I am sure.
Pray I can sleep in the next day or two,


  1. Jami, both of the pieces that you showed her are beautiful!! Such detail, I love it! It was great to meet you in person and I enjoyed the time I was able to spend with you. I hope that YOU were able to enjoy yourself!! Look forward to keeping in touch!

  2. Jami, I'm SO glad you got your blog up and running. Your art is so beautiful! I'm so glad you decided to share it before it got all given out. I'll be one of your first followers. Julie

  3. Jami, love your bella bag! Beautiful. Hope to see you soon.

  4. Thanks, ladies for the kind words. I did enjoy myself at Bella, and I look forward to a continuing relationship with the artists I met there, including you! Thanks for your part in such a neat adventure. Jami