Saturday, November 2, 2013

a pillow and a pouch...

i had a little pillow that i was ready to put into the Goodwill bag but then thought i could cover it with another part of my magic diaries cloth. i chose the part i stitched when i learned about the Chauvet cave. it all started back here and there's a link there going back a bit to the original post about the movie 'The Cave of Forgotten Dreams'. really worth watching if you haven't already seen it.

click on the images for close-ups.

animals on the walls within the Chauvet cave. the pillow measures 14" x 9". that's purple velvet up at the top and a hexagon walkway at the bottom with animal paw prints stamped on.

i used left over fabric pieces for the back...some of it hand dyed. the animal face is scrim manipulated with hand stitching. the pillow is edged with a green piping.

and then for a completely different type of stitching that started out here with a watercolor design  (scroll down the link). it developed into a small pouch that i guess could be used for a wedding bag. it measures 10" x 6½" and is made of dupioni silk with a cotton lining.

that's some vintage lace on the flap with some bullion knots stitched on it to hold it in place.

the reverse side has the bumpy bits with all the bullion knots, french knots and some web stitches. i added a thin, spaghetti type strap.

the lining is a Patchwork (x-stitched down the center) of cotton and embroidered pieces. there is a thin cotton flannel between the outside and the lining which gives the bag some body.

there's still time to enter my giveaway. if you're interested, the post is here. the winner will be picked tomorrow.

16 comments:

yvette said...

great beauty

Ms. said...

JUST LOVE THE CAVE MATERIALS AND WHAT YOU'VE DONE WITH THEM...I'VE SEEN THE FILM AND YES...HOPE EVERYONE CAN.

Jeannie said...

Wow! What more can I say? The pillow is fabulous! The fabrics all compliment the stitched pieces and the pillow looks like it would be sold in a high end gallery. The sweet bag is gorgeous. Deanna, you are one artist that always amazes me. Not only do you create beautiful items, but you take the extra effort to make it unique and beautiful inside and out. Thanks for sharing your creations. xo

Anneliese said...

Oh, Deanna, what beauties you created. I am amazed!

Nancy said...

Deanna~ I LOVE THESE BOTH!! I love the way you are repurposing your won work. Amazing. Today your cave work reminded me of the tattoo my guy has, got in Boston. The "Fallen Bison" found in the Cave of Altamira! On cloth...on an arm...those cave works are inspiring!
Here's a link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cave_of_Altamira

margaret said...

two beauties, the cave is so interesting and you really have got the cave drawing done perfectly. The wedding bag is so very pretty I love it

Jane Galley said...

The fabric in that cushion cover is so interesting, thank you for explaining the origin of it all. Love the pouch too, there is something very satisfying about "bumpy bits"

Mosaic Magpie said...

I have not seen the movie, but will look for it. The "cave" pillow is really interesting and the back is a great way to add another look.
Your wedding bag....really nice and what a treasure it will be for a new bride...I can see them using it to keep items from their special day....memories in gorgeous bag.
Deb

eva ucgatwork said...

Hi Deanna,
I love the white embroidered bag. Wow, what an awesome bag. You should buy opera tickets soon!!!
Great bag to take out in the evening.
eva

FredaB said...

This pillow is really neat. I could see it on a sofa and what a conversation piece it would be. Great repurposing job.

Your bag is lovely and you could use it yourself for a dress up occasion.

Hugs
FredaB

Doris said...

I remember parts of this pillow from magicdiaries or so.. Wonderful!
And the little bag, very beautiful!

Nat Palaskas said...

I just love how you re-purposed pieces from other projects. The pillow is beautiful and the white pouch is sweet - Hugs Nat

Rachel said...

Two very different projects - just goes to show how versatile embroidery can be!

liniecat said...

Im fascinated by cave art and adore the recovered pillow!
Such a pretty 'wedding' bag too!

Really striking work Deanna : )

Anita said...

Such a pretty wedding bag! I love the reverse.The lovely bumps,french knots and bullions creates a wonderful texture, it's pure magic!

Coach Tina said...

I love the pillow you created! So nice, a story telling pillow-I love that idea. As I have said before-you are a very talented artist in many, many areas! I would drive myself insane if I had that much going on.

Thanks for sharing your talents with the world.

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