Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Belt

I needed a belt. When I want shopping with my daughter, it was on mu list. But before going to cloth shops, we went to La Droguerie. It is a chain in France, specialized in trims, buttons, wool, beads. When I entered the shop, the idea of creating my own belt hit me. So i've purchased some trim, beads and a narrow velvet ribbon, as well as a buckle.
I've started working on it yesterday morning. First with some drawings and machine embroidery stitches (JoWynn, you see what your example makes me do :-)) I've applied the velvet ribbon with a fake cross-stitch (much more fun with the machine, as it was a plain straight line). Then I've added sequins and beads. I ended with some eyelets. And here it is:

11 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a lovely belt!

Plays with Needles said...

Making it is so much better than buying! I enjoyed La Droguerie very much when I was in Paris. I especially liked the seasonal idea magazine they publish. It was chock full of great ideas. I liked the process you used in making your belt too!

Melissa said...

Wow! That is beautiful!

hippopip said...

Lovely to hear from you again,Olive is 8yrs old and in her besotted Grandmas eyes very talented. You have been busy, the belt is beautiful, the embroidery samples are lovely, have you been keeping up your journal? mine is a bit sporadic.

tirane93 said...

that is one groovy belt! how very creative!

solange bonnet said...

Superbe. Très réussi.

prairieknitter01 said...

Great belt! The colors are very nice.

Monique Antoine said...

Magnifique ceinture.

prairiethistle said...

Your belt turned out beautifully. I also liked seeing your journaling of the project.

JoWynn Johns said...

Absolutely marvelous! Such great colors and such a neat design. Unique and perfect! Well done! Who could buy such a belt?

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.