Bits and Pieces ~ Inspiring Creativity


I love working with bits and pieces. I sometimes leave a set of items out to inspire myself to create. The beautiful rhinestone bauble in the photo below was given to me by my Mother. I've always wanted to do something with it, but have been afraid to commit it permanently to an art piece.





I recently took apart a small sachet. It was tattered and torn. The peachy ring was inspiring me big time.





Isn't it lovely?





I decided to sew a new sachet body for it, in white silk. My sewing skills are pretty bad, so it's not the neatest piece. First, I took the circle pattern from the original sachet, drew four circles onto the silk, and cut them out.





I then attached the peachy ring to the top layer. I gently tacked it down with as few stitches as possible. It looks messy, but you won't see this at all when it's put together.





I then sewed the pieces back-to-back like a pillow, leaving a small hole for the stuffing and enough room to be able to turn it inside out.





Voila! A scrumptious new sachet.





And I think a wonderful resting place for this beautiful piece from my Mother.










This is the next project. This sweet little piece was given to me by Miss Ulla. She hoped I could find something to do with it. I feel another sachet coming on. What do you think?

13 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GO FOR IT! You are on your way to creating yet another lovely piece. I still have and always will cherish, a lovely little marquisite and amethyst brooch that your maman gave me years ago; it sits daintily on a little puffy pillow as well.

COUNTDOWN IS ON! Anita

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Was it a silk fan Nancy? It is beautiful and Ulla certainly sent it to the right person for tender transformation! Have fun! Love the peachy sachet...
Take care, Laura

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Beautiful!!

Hugs, SHerry

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh ma belle, that celebration was last week and unfortunately, I had to leave before the reception at the end of the ceremony because Ruben was stuck in St. Paul at a television studio where he was on T.V.!!! The show should be on-line in a week or so, and he did so well. Details later...but I got no photos! VoilĂ  pourquoi I used other images to get my message across!!!!Anita

June said...

Nancy you made the perfect perch for that lovely pin from your mother. It is just beautiful! I cannot wait to see what you do with the beautiful silk piece from Ulla. I know it will be gorgeous as well.
hugs

Lori said...

ooooh ooooh, i just love that sachet you created Nancy...the little peachy ring is totally adorable and the bauble from your mom is lovely...the perfect embellishment...the fan{?} from Ulla is stunning...i can't wait to see what you make with that!!!


ps: i am admiring your hankie box too...soooooo pretty!!!

trouvais.com said...

Hi Nancy. Love the fan...and looking forward to seeing what you do with it! I have one as well...with roses painted on the silk and white feathers at the top. Yours is so charming...ah the shoes...Merci, Trish

Chatelaine said...

You have such vision and talent. Absolutely beautiful sachet. I am sure your next piece will be equally stunning!

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Nancy! oHmyGOodness...what a gorgeous sachet you created!!! I love that you made it just to showcase the beautiful piece from your mother. And I remember those precious doll shoes...I love them!!!! Ulla's gift is so wonderful, I know you will transform it into something amazing sweetie, have a great week! hugs and love, Dawn

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I love what you made, Nancy - just beautiful!

NeereAnDear said...

Oh Nancy!! I love this... I love your creativity ... what a beautiful way to honor your mother.... I too have many vintage and antique brooches that belonged to my mother and grandmother and I have a wonderful idea in store for them... working on that goal once I get things organized here...

CANT WAIT to see what you do with the lovely piece Ulla gave you... its gorgeous!!

LOTS OF HUGS
JO

Rebecca Ramsey said...

The sachet is absolutely gorgeous and really shows off that lovely piece your mom gave you.
I'll be watching to see what you make from your next project!

LW said...

Lovely!!!!

Louise