Spread Your Wings

Hello Everyone
This is a scheduled post where I thought I would share another project using Crafty Individuals CI-347. I have a feeling this stamp will not only be one of my favourites but also many of you will love to ink this stamp. So far I’ve only shared the wall hanging Fly Towards Bliss but in the near future will share some cards, etc but today it is a tote bag.
The actual cotton tote is the same as I’ve used in the past. If you are like me, read that as not competent with a grown-up sewing machine (!) then these bags are perfect as they are ripe for altering. 
I tore a panel of pretty fabric whereby I then layered vintage lace which I had dyed in a bath of tea and coffee. Buttons, lace and scrap fabric tied into a bow embellish the stamped image.Lace edges the top and bottom of the bag with a scrap piece added as decoration. As I said, you will definitely see this stamp cropping up on future projects along with other new Crafty Individuals stamp releases.
Just because I am scheduling posts doesn’t mean that I do not appreciate your visits and comments, catching-up with the lovely words left for me to read means an awful lot so thank you.
Take care and if I haven’t visited you then I hope to do so soon.

44 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Florence
    May 16, 2012 @ 10:12:39

    Oh, Lynne. This is gorgeous. So delicate and very pretty indeed.
    Regards Florence xx


  2. craftytrog
    May 16, 2012 @ 10:14:39

    This is so pretty Lynne, I love the fabric & lace! That butterfly stamp is gorgeous, and definitely on my wish-list xx


  3. Marilyn J. Rock
    May 16, 2012 @ 10:16:20

    Lynne; oh how I’ve missed you, your posts and artwork! This is beautiful. I hope to be able to participate more now that my husband is home from hospital. I am trying to return to some of the things that bring me joy. Your art is one of them! xxoo


  4. Lululiz
    May 16, 2012 @ 10:58:00

    This would be a lovely boudoir bag, I can see it hanging from a door or drawer knob, perhaps with a pair of silk stockings peeking out.


  5. Valerie-Jael
    May 16, 2012 @ 11:01:35

    Gorgeous piece, so soft and feminine looking! Hope your family affairs are soon settled, take care of yourself! Valerie


  6. Pauline
    May 16, 2012 @ 11:08:21

    This is beautiful. I am so glad that I found your site. I am busy working on a lace book that I am making using your ebook as my guide.


  7. Tracy Evans
    May 16, 2012 @ 11:43:42

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, love the vintage fabric and lace, reminds me of the vintage tea sets in the antique shops. Love the stamped butterflies too. Enjoy your week. Tracy x x


  8. Sophie
    May 16, 2012 @ 12:30:27

    Meine Güte, Lynne… 🙂
    wie und wann machst du das bloss alles?
    Ich bin überwältigt.
    Was für ein wunderschöner Beutel…ein Traum!
    Den könnte ich jetzt gut gebrauchen.

    Liebe Grüße


  9. Linda Adams
    May 16, 2012 @ 12:44:20

    Hello Lynne, Your tote is beautiful! You always have great details. Joyous Wishes, Linda


  10. Annie
    May 16, 2012 @ 13:10:43

    Hi Lynne……..this is gorgeous. Great idea to alter a cotton tote bag. I have never owned a sewing machine in my life.. now I have two !! As my mum sews I always managed to avoid using one, but now I will have to have a go…………..thats not to say my stitching will be any good……….but I will give it a bash. ( fingers crossed !!)

    Thanks for sharing………………Crafty hugs Annie


  11. baileyrosy
    May 16, 2012 @ 13:40:50

    My sewing machine sits beside me so forlorn, untouched unloved poor thing. What a beautiful bag far to nice to fill would look lovely just hanging somewhere in full view. You are a master of all this beautiful stylish and tasteful. I love this beauty Lynne. I hope wherever you are you are enjoying yourself !

    Take care



  12. CarolS
    May 16, 2012 @ 14:24:11

    This is gorgeous! Love the fabrics & laces and that stamp is wonderful!


  13. Marianne
    May 16, 2012 @ 14:29:10

    Oh, I like the idea of a boudoir bag…Lovely, indeed, Lynne…I love the background fabric of roses, then overlaid with the lace…very pretty.

    Blessings for the day,


  14. Debbie Kaste
    May 16, 2012 @ 15:11:12

    How delightfully feminine, Lynne! Love the softness and colors to it. Your work is always so lovely.
    – DebbieK xo


  15. Connie
    May 16, 2012 @ 15:18:48

    Beautiful Lynne! I love layered lace projects.


  16. Paula
    May 16, 2012 @ 15:20:29

    Hi Lynne, gorgeous & totally yummy, beautifully altered bag, I love it. xx


  17. 2amscrapper
    May 16, 2012 @ 17:03:13

    so lovely, Lynne!


  18. Maria
    May 16, 2012 @ 18:08:03

    Hiya Lynne, wow, this is stunning! I absolutely love your layers of fabric and lace, it’s so very pretty, and the stamp gorgeous. I hope all is well.

    Take care
    Maria x


  19. barnie
    May 16, 2012 @ 18:35:35

    A wonderful bag, great use of the lace again.


  20. Meggymay
    May 16, 2012 @ 19:14:32

    Gorgeous alteration to the bag, its so feminine.
    I have one some where in the craft room, methinks I will have to find it.
    Yvonne x


  21. Dorthe
    May 16, 2012 @ 20:58:17

    Oh it is so sweet and lovely my dear Lynne, the beautiful fabric with the old laces make it look like the most romantic piece to hang also maybe with some dried roses inside.It is such a beautiful bag.
    Smiles and hugs,


  22. Brenda Brown
    May 16, 2012 @ 21:32:42

    Such a beautiful shabby bag and one anyone would love to own.
    Please don’t worry about visiting me, just come back when you are ready.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  23. Katie K
    May 17, 2012 @ 02:52:07

    Hi Lynne,
    Love this tote, so feminine and elegant. The CI stamp is perfect for it.


  24. femmy
    May 17, 2012 @ 06:38:11

    beautiful bag!! love that stamp!


  25. Hazel
    May 17, 2012 @ 07:40:58

    This is so gorgeous Lynne. I love all the material and lace layers and the beautiful image.
    xxx Hazel.


  26. Ira
    May 17, 2012 @ 08:30:40

    Oh my word Lynne! You may just have outdone yourself with this outstanding piece of work here! Really love your tote, how could I not love it with all of this wonderful lace and perfect stamping! Beautifully done, chapeau!


  27. stempelchaotin
    May 17, 2012 @ 08:38:51

    Oh Lynne your bag is wonderful.
    Love the stamp and lace. Awesome. xoxo


  28. Dot Hay
    May 17, 2012 @ 11:14:08

    What a pretty bag Lynne well done you


  29. Dot L
    May 17, 2012 @ 11:19:12

    Hi lynne…you are the queen of femininity I think!!! This bag is just gorgeous…I think I will add this stamp to my wish list.
    Dot x


  30. The Scrap Yard
    May 17, 2012 @ 13:30:25

    Lovely, Lynne! The tote is fabulous! The laces are yummy and your talent astounding!


  31. terry2dogs
    May 17, 2012 @ 14:21:24

    Lynne, this is such a pretty bag! Love all the lacy elements! Sorry that I have not been around as much, just so busy with many things! Hope all is well! Hugs!


  32. suesartofcraft
    May 17, 2012 @ 17:05:39

    Your bag is just gorgeous Lynne and the lace adds another dimension. I love how you can the rosebud print through the lace. I hope everything is OK soon.


  33. gerri h
    May 18, 2012 @ 02:13:39

    dearest Lynne…is there nothing that you cant do with lace. This is sumpteous. A beauty just like you! take care dearie, gerri


  34. MarieS.
    May 18, 2012 @ 06:47:27

    Beautifully done,dear, Lynne!
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  35. Sharon
    May 18, 2012 @ 11:33:35

    Lynne another stunning fabric piece!!! Just beautiful!


  36. tonitat
    May 18, 2012 @ 20:13:37

    Hi lynne just catching up with your recent posts. As always some lovely inspiring work. A very pretty tote bag. You have a great way of combining ink, paint and fabric. Happy crafting toni x


  37. PetraB
    May 18, 2012 @ 21:22:12

    wonderful lacey work, adore the way you combined fabric, lace and stamping


  38. Daniele
    May 20, 2012 @ 09:59:53

    This is so pretty and feminne love the lace and pretty fabrics that you have used. I don’t know why but your posts aren’t coming to me at the moment so I have missed this beauty
    hugs and best wishes
    Daniele x


  39. Cheri Weston
    May 21, 2012 @ 00:02:15

    Lynne this is so gorgeous. And I do love that stamp. BTW, I just uncovered a good size stash of old lace I had from my grandmother (maybe my Gt. grandmother). I now know what I can do with some of it. It’s so lovely.


  40. Shelly Schmidt
    May 21, 2012 @ 05:39:24

    I love the lace- this is just so pretty- love the pretty pattern of the fabric.


  41. marjiekemper
    May 23, 2012 @ 14:32:21

    So beautiful! Love seeing the fabric peeking through the lace.


  42. Alexa Noble
    May 24, 2012 @ 06:50:50

    Great bag – treat it with care!


  43. Wendy AppleApricot
    May 24, 2012 @ 20:12:54

    Very pretty tote Lynne! It’s so sweet and lovely. And if it gives you some comfort: I’m a total idiot when it comes to using sewing machines. Machines don’t like me 🙂


  44. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Jun 24, 2012 @ 04:36:23

    Hello dear Lynne, I finally try to catch up with some of the posts I missed. This tote bag is so beautiful. The fabric is lovely and goes so very well with the stamp you’ve chosen. Very romantic!


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