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Friday, August 7, 2009

Spot of Completion

"Completion: The act, process, or result of completing," Funk & Wagnalls Dictionary
I finished it, finally. The long and joyous project, from lamb to purse! Did you ever hear it put that way? Remember, I start with a lamb, grow it up, have the wool sheared off, wash it, card it, spin it up into yarn which I might or might not dye......
...then weave the yarn into fabric. Then I have to decide how I will fashion the hand woven fabric into whatever I have dreamed up. The Chinese fabric with the butterflies helped me decide how I would use this hand woven fabric. After weaving many yards of fabric from my hand spun and hand dyed wool I finally cut it off the loom....
...and into these sections to enable me to fashion a purse.
Close-up of the purse. I had originally thought to use many beads and baubles to embellish it, but ended up with deciding the fabric lining and handwoven fabric needed only an old pin that had been in my jewelry box to finish it.
The end result,completion, modeled by my daughter, A.Joy, to show the proportions of the purse. I still marvel that this started with a lamb.....

22 comments:

Candy Duell said...

Beautiful! I love the purse, and I love how it has come to be. You are very talented!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful creation. And to think that you saw it from beginning to end. Very personal. The colors are vivid and I love the fabric that you chose to bring it together. The pin is a perfect finish to the project. I've enjoyed all you piece I've seen, but this is so femininely unique.
You are a great artist and by the way, the model looks very nice too!

anniesgoathill said...

Well, shoot, Debbie beat me to it! The model is picture perfect!

Kathy, you have the eye for a special kind of beauty. It is a God-given talent that I recognize (as one). We all have them. Some are not as open to finding. Isn't it wonderful that you know where your's is, in this beautiful creation that starts with a lamb?

Not sure all of that made sense...I am still sipping coffee. :)

Good morning!

Wobegon Cottage said...

Is Autumn taking up modeling? She would be good. You have such a wonderful talent could you pass some this way please? You do beautiful work.

Star said...

Wow, that is very impressive! You did all that yourself? Well take a bow, young lady and you have created a beautiful daughter to go with it too?!! Wonderful stuff.
Blessings, Star

Mildred said...

A. Joy is just lovely and that purse is so pretty. You should be very proud of that. I have enjoyed learning all about your hobby and watching your crafts come together.

Karen said...

I know all the hours and effort and talent you put into this and it is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us.

Anonymous said...

Are you putting it on your Etsy?

Joni

Lanny said...

Uhh when I glanced at your spot on my reader I thought it said "spot of competition". I thought you had gone off the deep end or something. Kathy competing was not computing. I'm glad you were just completing, now I feel much better.

Got excited when I saw a drum carder on craigs list. Sit back down, in spite of the ad saying "much less than original", it was less by about fifty bucks. Far as I can tell it was the "cheap" model when the person answered my e-mail.

Tried to make a point on facebook the other day. I'll stick with my occasional (read that in bold type) frustrations of being misunderstood on my blog.

Susie said...

I too find it amazing that it started off as a lamb! It turned out great! And A.Joy did a great job modeling it!

Lynns Lovelies said...

OH Kathy...that purse is just so beautiful! I love the colors, the texture..just exquisite! The journey of its creation is so inspiring..
Your daughter is just gorgeous, too...you must be so proud!
Thanks so much for sharing your joy!
Hugs,
Lynn♥

~Let FREEDOM Ring!~

Timi said...

Oh, Kathy, this purse is absolutely beautiful!!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

What a beautiful creation. I just love it. You are such a talented person to make this lovely purse. Fantastic!!!

Kenleigh's Fiber Studio said...

Simply marvelous!!! The fabric is beautiful and really pulls the whole thing together. You are indeed very talented.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

The purse is beautiful but more so is your daughter. How blessed are you and Jim to have such a fine family.

Eggs In My Pocket / Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Kathy, this is just so lovely! I love the texture, the color and the lining! What a beautiful piece! It is so rewarding to go through so many steps and to have such a wonderful "finished" work! blessings,Kathleen

Nancy M. said...

That is so gorgeous! It's hard to believe how it started from a lamb. You are so talented!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Well, I marvel at the whole thing! YOu are so creative! C

A. Joy said...

Never mind the purse, do you have the number of the model?
BirdHuntin Balaku.

Daisy said...

It looks fantastic, Kathy! You did a wonderful job. Your hands and what they create are both blessings. :)

Mary said...

I am not sure how I missed the lavender chicken. I had read that lavender can be used in cooking. It spunds wonderful. I would try it, the husband would not.

Then I think you said something about a grassy scent. That is how I am with lavender. One day it smells floral to me. The next it smells grassy. Interesting. I love it.

I wish there were more essential oils available. Nature just does not always cooperate.

KathyB. said...

Thank-you all for your kind comments. You give me confidence, and encouragement.

I am glad I photographed our daughter modeling the purse, especially after viewing the pics my Hubby took of me holding it. Thanks for the compliments on her too, God made her!

Joni, I am considering putting it on Etsy, the purses sell well at bazaars too and I am behind in my work for bazaars....I don't want to show up to the bazaar and not have enough to put on my table! Thanks.

Lanny, bummer, I am hoping between you and Mr B.( the big truck guy ) you can find that affordable commercial carder for us! Yeah, you know competition is not my forte',and I am finding it is very easy to be misunderstood just about anywhere.Give me a forum and I'll show you!

BirdHuntin' Balaku, I think you and the model have the same number!

Mary, I have been using the almond / lavender oil every day and one morning it smells grassy, the next it smells like lavender....I find that interesting. After I rub it in there is only a mild , pleasant fragrance, one that would not overpower a person or compete with cologne. And my skin feels much more soothed.