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.
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.
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?