Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt

Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt

Although I love to make textile and fabric art using my PhotoArt images printed onto fabric, one of my favorite ways to use my digital designs is for a more practical application – to create unique bags and purses. Which is one of the reasons I love bags with...
How to Print on fabric using an inkjet printer

How to Print on fabric using an inkjet printer

If you love to print on fabric using an inkjet printer as much as I do, then you know just how fun and creative it can be. And it’s easy to do using technology that everyone has convenient access to, starting with the simple home inkjet printer. Printing on...
Sewing with a curved needle

Sewing with a curved needle

This week I’ve been trying to get back into work mode after taking a break over the holidays but I just can’t seem to do it! Having some down time was far too good and I want more! It wasn’t that I did absolutely nothing over the last couple of...
Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see?

Continuing the sketchbook cover – I attached the lining by simply sewing it to the cover and then I trimmed close to the stitching, leaving the edges raw. As I was auditioning the fabric for the handles (because I want to be able to hang it from a hook on the...
The perils of working intuitively

The perils of working intuitively

Famous last words … It’s almost done! At this rate I should be finished later today. I am finished now, but that was a long day. It was eleven days ago in fact. But here it is finished, my latest art bag, Lavender Crush. It’s difficult photographing...
The many layers of stitched texture

The many layers of stitched texture

One of my very favorite things to work with is texture on fabric. I love exploring new and creative ways to make it and to use it. And I particularly love to use stitch as a way to create raw texture on fabric or fabric paper which can then be used for painting or...
Blush Art Bag

Blush Art Bag

Some new work ahead – a new style art bag and a slightly new design process … Red is one of my favorite colors and this textured digital art design combines many of the beautiful shades of red, a rich and complex melange of warm colors which I’ve...
New Work: Reminisce

New Work: Reminisce

I’ve just finished a new art bag using one of my latest digital art designs called “Reminisce”. Isn’t she pretty? I can’t wait to take her out on my next shopping trip. And yes! I do actually use my art bags because they’re not only...
Art Bag: Geisha

Art Bag: Geisha

It’s been a while since I posted any photos of my art bags but I’ve been quietly working away on a few new designs – this is one is called “Geisha” and I just love the way it turned out. As with all my art bags, this design is prepared...
“Daisy” Revisited

“Daisy” Revisited

If you remember my recent post about The Making of “Daisy” The Art Bag, then you’ll recognize the design on this new art bag. This is “Daisy” Version 2. I just loved the “Daisy” design and wanted to try it out on a different bag shape so...
The Making of “Daisy” The Art Bag

The Making of “Daisy” The Art Bag

As I mentioned the other day, I just purchased a new wide format printer – an Epson Workforce 1100. I’ve been playing around with it this weekend, putting it to the test, and it’s done *really* well. In fact it has a very nice feature that I...
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