Sunday, June 21, 2009

Lisa & I started a tradition (though not required) last year when we exchanged handmade gifts prior to attending the Enchanted Doll Artist Convention. She made me a fabulous handmade book that I use to chronical my EDAC journey and I made her a traveling tool case.

This year our dear friend Vicki is joining us (for more fun!) and I made the three of us purses to carry. They have polymer clay faces with beading around the faces, done on rayon batik. We'll be able to carry our wallets, cell phones, room key & lipstick in these lightweight bags.

I got the idea to do us traveling sewing kits for our pins, needles, etc. I found some canvas fabric and drew the faces (just like I did the shoes) and colored them with Prismacolor markers. I then used heavy duty iron on interfacing and backed them with felt. I sewed bias binding around them & added ribbon to tie them.

I also found some great luggage tags at Michaels and personalized them for us with our images.

We are all very excited about attending the conference next month! More about it later.


Evidence of an Artistic Life said...

Nina-you are so talented and always so generous! They will treasure these gifts!
hugs, chris

Patti G. said...

Nina, what fffffffffantastic gifties! LOVE the travel tags, your minisew kits are BEAUTIFUL, the faces and the colors with the prismas.........WOW! The SHOES, soooooo unique and colorful ....perfect, your bird piece from class, and the clay,........all super! LOVE IT!