Today I wanted to share another section on one of the crazy quilt purses....
This flower was worked using the waste canvas technique and fills a corner of one of the secions quite nicely. I had to adapt the pattern so it did though.
I have shown this area before, but wanted to show you how I have added 'things' around the image. Here I have sewn on a section of a pair of earrings to the lower left of the image (never turn down broken pieces of jewelry because they are goldmines to add interest to your pieces). On the lower right I have added three commercially-made flowers (originally sold as scrapbook supplies) topped with a sequin and bead. You can also see another piece of jewelry right in the corner (part of a necklace). A pair of side-cutters and some sandpaper are definitely something you will want to keep on hand to cut the metal of the jewelry and then sand off the rough edges so they don't become caught in your threads or wear a hole in your fabric over time. I never use glue on my pieces because I feel that it is likely to let go over the years. Everything I use is stitched down.
And from Francis Ford Coppola.... "I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing"