Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Creations!

 Hello friends..hope you are all well and settling into to your warm summers...or cold winters for my 'down under' bloggers. I have been busy in the studio working on a commission from a very sweet Florida customer. Last year she purchased two shirts with painted cats and I guess she was very pleased with them because she wanted 6 more. She mailed me the blouses and I got to work.

                                                

                                 
Painting on the colors was a challenge because you are competing with the fabric. Hard to keep the paint colors true.
                                 
White is by far the easiest and I think the prettiest to paint on.
                                 

                                 
The client likes to wear black and white so I think these will work nicely. I hope she likes them!
I salvaged a child's laundry bag which I bought at the rummage sale that I blogged about this week. It was made from a wonderfully soft brushed canvas. I deconstructed it and created my 'New York State of Mind' tote bag. I paired it with some great whimsical toile and pretty home decor fabric. You know me by now...I had to embellish my bag with some of my antique doilies. 
Nice long straps for comfort and ease.
Isn't this crocheted doily fabulous..like a giant flower. I really love how my tote evolved from laundry bag to chic and stylish tote. She is now in my little Etsy shop. Three cheers for other peoples trash!!!!!
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.

11 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

The blouses are adorable! Hard to paint on or not Ithink they look great. The tote is gorgeous too, love the doily embellishment:>)

Kelly Ann said...

Excellent cats....meow....

Aprons and More said...

I love the white shirt! Looks like Miss Kitty is peaking around the buttons! Great job! I know your customer will be pleased! The tote is cute too!

Katy :)

Annette said...

I'm not a cat person but those blouses are just too cute!!! The tote is awesome! Such a clever way to use the doilies!

Maison Conti said...

Love all the new work Janet...hard to say if the cat blouses or the pretty new bags are my favorite. They're so different and all so charming!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love the bag - Awesome fabric !

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love the two middle ones the most! The one where the cat is peeking out from the seam and the walking cat on the black shirt. How do you hold the fabric taut - a hoop?

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love all of them. But the white shirt with the cat peaking out is so pretty! Oh the bag is beautiful.

Abreaka Studios said...

clothing looks awesome!! sorry i havent comment in a while. now its summer..so ill be reading all summer long! yay!! :)

Marie said...

How can she not love the cats. I'm a dog person and I love the cats. The bag is beautiful - so very you.

Hugs - Marie

K-Sue said...

Wow - those cats are something else. Now if I see someone walking around here in Florida with a cat shirt, I will know where it came from.

Love this bag, too.