Friday, March 18, 2011


Butterfly & Moth field bag
Butterflies field bag
Butterfly & Moth embroidery_lo
I made the little field bag with re-purposed linen from an old apron I never used
and printed one of my watercolor moths & a butterfly onto iron-on inkjet transfer sheets made by Strathmore, trimmed the shapes and ironed them on to the front flap of the bag as directed. To finish it off I embroidered a few details on top.
A surprise gift for a friend in a land far, far away.

35 Lovely Comments:

Blogger kittycat2012 said...

oh wow.
That is a very nice gift.
I'm sure your friend will .ike it. =)

3/18/2011 10:14 AM  
Blogger Erin said...


3/18/2011 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet every friend you have in far away lands is hoping that she is the lucky recipient!

3/18/2011 10:39 AM  
Anonymous joanie said...

Such a special gift! Wonderful combination of good things.

3/18/2011 11:17 AM  
OpenID curlygirlpress said...

Absolutely charming - the embroidery on the top makes it. Beautiful work, as usual!

3/18/2011 11:26 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I love this! I want to try it, right away!!!!! Thanks! love, Beth

3/18/2011 11:32 AM  
Blogger dutch sisters said...

Very pretty!

3/18/2011 11:47 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

It's so subtle and beautiful. Really really nice.

3/18/2011 12:03 PM  
Anonymous Agnieszka said...

Lovely idea! These butterflies bags are great:)

3/18/2011 12:10 PM  
Anonymous joanna taylor said...

It is ALWAYS a pleasure to read your blog and see all the wonderful art you create in so many different ways.
Thank you for making this available to all of us.
You and your entire family are very, very creative.

3/18/2011 12:31 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Such a great idea! I have some of that iron-on paper somewhere...OMG, that just gave me so many ideas...


3/18/2011 12:57 PM  
Anonymous Charo said...

What a lovely and great gift! I love it :)

3/18/2011 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Cal said...

There's just no end to your amazing creativity! I'm so impressed.

3/18/2011 1:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

This is beautiful, what a wonderful gift.

3/18/2011 2:57 PM  
Blogger Terriaw said...

Such a great way to show your beautiful work! I love the added dimension the embroidered stitching provides. Definitely want to try this for a good friend who lives far away too.

3/18/2011 3:33 PM  
Blogger TLN said...

Gorgeous - I really like this way of using your art. As always. :) I seem to love everything here!

3/18/2011 4:10 PM  
Blogger muchoconqueso said...

Will you have a workshop again like you did this year...

3/18/2011 4:14 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

So pretty - the embroidery over the iron on really adds something special.

PS I am hosting my first giveaway - a Wrapped To Wear bracelet. If you are interested in entering, here is the link: :)

3/18/2011 4:27 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

you friend is going to adore this bag

3/18/2011 5:32 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

There is no end to your creativity! Lovely.

3/18/2011 5:47 PM  
Anonymous SJ said...

Couldnt help asking, but in the first pic, is that a hook-sort of thing that you have painted a bird on?

at first glance looked similar to the painted stones that you have done earlier.

Just know if you made them or bought them?


3/18/2011 5:58 PM  
Blogger Cecilia Ramírez Lira said...

Hola Geninne!
¡qué afortunada va a ser tu amiga de recibir un regalo tan lindo!
me encantó que lo bordaras además de haberlo estampado con pintura... como que le da el toque de haber dejado un trabajo bien terminado.

Una vez hice un cojín pintado y bordado para mi pololo. Inspirado en uno que hiciste tú de un gato infantil. Quedó super lindo! Además le puse un poco de acolchado en las partes que el gato era más gordito (idea de mi mamá)... pero creo que nunca más volveré a hacerle un regalo que me tome tanto tiempo!! xD -te enviaré una foto por mail!

Saludos desde Chile!

3/18/2011 7:11 PM  
Blogger pklaw said...

Very cool, Geninne! I really like that bag! And, I notice that the knob has a bird on it! Is that another of your creations!? You fill every inch of your home with creativity and love!

3/18/2011 7:45 PM  
Blogger Lynette (NZ) said...

So beautiful. I am loving your art every day - using your march calendar as my computer background. Thanks :-)

3/19/2011 12:33 AM  
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3/19/2011 2:21 AM  
Blogger BunTine said...

Oh... Spring is coming...sooo lovely

3/19/2011 3:35 AM  
Blogger Plain and Joyful Living said...

Just beautiful and what a great idea to use your beautiful art.
Warm wishes,

3/19/2011 7:32 AM  
Blogger Ronti said...

que hermosas mariposas, casi pareciera que saldran volando de la pantalla ;) saluditos.

3/19/2011 7:47 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

While your beautiful gift for your friend is such a treasure, I just had to comment on the beauty of the cabinet knob it is hung from! I keep coming back to take another peek at it, lovely! The little touches, like that, that you surround yourself with are such an inspiration and reminder to observe the details in everything. Thanks for sharing :)

3/20/2011 7:54 AM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

Its so beautiful! I m sure ur friend will like it....

3/22/2011 6:03 AM  
Blogger shubashini said...

dear j - i simply love your work, its so nice just browsing your blog. your art makes me sing :-).thanks for sharing your wonderful work. warm wishes to your sons and turbo.
huge fan ! love from india

3/22/2011 7:35 AM  
Blogger N. said...

So lovely! I hope you'll share how you made the field bag!

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