Thursday, 5 December 2013

Violets and Pansies

 Hello my lovelies, I'm playing catch up with my posts again. I'm having trouble keeping up with life at the moment. It's travelling way too fast for me!
 This piece of felt (shown here at the start of the felting process) was a commission for the lovely Alison. She requested a small bag with a flap and a long strap to go across the body. And the theme was violets, pansies and anemones.
 So that's what I made her! 
 I have to admit I was stumped for a long time. 
Inspiration eventually came while out in the car one weekend. We passed a couple hill walking (not unusual here in the hills) and the lady was wearing a purple fleece and the gent was wearing bright blue trousers and there swinging back and forth between the two of them was a bright green plastic carrier bag (probably had their butties in it.) Any way that was all I needed, PING! 
Thank you Alison for being so patient with me and giving me room to wait for the creativity to flow.
 I think it was worth it.
Till next time
love Fi x


Noelle the dreamer said...

Beautiful Fiona!
Enjoy the Season,

crazydazy said...

absolutely beautiful

Betty said...

It has my favourite colours, so beautiful.

tilly said...

what a stunning bag, you did well there

crafty cat corner said...

As usual its gorgeous, I have a lot of roving in various colours but haven't the courage to use it but I must say you are such brilliant inspiration. One day I will pluck up the courage and have a go. lol
Loved your fox and hare.

Twiglet said...

Fab colour scheme and your felting works like magic - it is beautiful! x Jo

Mac n' Janet said...

Absolutely gorgeous, you're a very talented lady. Love, love, love the colors.

rabbitquilter said...

Lucky Alison!! It's beyond beautiful!

Jacqui Galloway said...


The Weaver of Grass said...

Fortune favours the prepared mind Fiona.

Anonymous said...

Yes it was well worth the wait - I love it and everyone who sees me out and about with it love it too! Thank you soooo much Fi. Happy Christmas! :-)

Little Blue Mouse said...

It's gorgeous!

Pauline G said...

What a beautiful bag - love how the flowers appear out of the felt

Anonymous said...

It is so beautiful! You are a very talented woman.

primrosesattic said...

So beautiful. I love the colours and pattern, really pretty.

Jess said...

It's so beautiful Alison is sure to be thrilled! I love how colour inspiration can come from the most unexpected places!
Jess xx

Anonymous said...

Ok! late to the party, but OH, MY GOODNESS!!!!!!
A. Some of my favorite colors
B. Two of my favorite flowers
C. Shoulder strap - my favorite syle
D. going on my wish list

Stunningly beautiful!

su3385 (ravelry)

Claire said...

Another beauty the colours.
Pansies are such sweet little flowers.
You've done a great job and it's so important to wait for inspiration otherwise it's hard going I find.

I'm sure Alison will receive lots of compliments when she uses it.

Claire x

cathy at potterjotter said...

Completely gorgeous! Have a lovely Christmas! xCathy