Sunday, 24 March 2013

Many ways to use a catfish

A little bit of doodling lead to the creation of the rather cute little catfish. 
Adjusting the size with the printer to the pattern I made some keyrings from leopard print felt (what else could I use for catfish?)

 The keyrings were so sweet I thought the same pattern would look lovely as an applique on tote bags.


I have some lovely floral fabrics that I feel will work well.  The first bag I used a red cotton with yellow spots, and I have started a couple more with this vintage check fabric.

Part finished bags - hand stitched faces and the applique done in black by machine.  To highlight the design,
  The completed bags have cotton handles with sweet mini heart button detail. There is a useful back pocket with a button fastening.  And like the keyrings the catfish on the bags have a lucky fin which gives a 3D effect. 

 Bright sunshine colours to banish the winter blues.

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