Friday, February 22, 2013

Little tokens of friendships.

 I made this wall hanging plaque for a friend that had a recent loss in her family.
I finally found the background in pink that I was looking for, she's a pink girl. I mounted it on heavy chipboard, added a couple of my favorite eyelets and just embellished.  I'm so happy that she loved it and put it in her beautiful scraproom. 
This canvas bag I made for a very dear and sweet friend. I had so much creative fun making these. I purchased the canvas bags, so all I had to do was take out my bridal appliques and hand tea dyed vintage laces and trims. My favorite was making the flowers, I just love how they turned out. Everything is either hand or machine sewn, nothing glued here.

This one I made for a very special and talented  friend that has just about everything you could think of, as far as crafting. This canvas is primarily in white, she's a white girl. The images I printed on a separate piece of canvas that I was able to put through my printer. The edges are frayed and unfinished, I really like that look.  Haven't given it to her yet, I sure hope she likes it.


  1. Marlene- What a lucky friend you have. That is a beautiful piece you created. Your tote is fantastic, too. xo Diana

  2. Welcome back Marlene. Hope your trip was all that was expected and more. I am so glad to be one of the recipients of one of your art pieces. I always feel honored receiving one of your art pieces. Thank you. Ana

  3. These area ALL so lovely!! I am sorry for your friend's loss. The wall hanging is amazing and I am so happy she loved it!!!

    I would LOVE a Purple one!!!

    The bags are gorgeous!

    Happy Crafting,

  4. You're a good friend. I love the plaque and the tote. :-)

  5. Love the tote! You just have a talent for making the most beautiful and creative things. Gorgeous!

  6. What fortunate friends you have! You work is so beautiful. I don't know how you can part with them.

  7. Hi, Marlene. Wow, your friend will absolutely LOVE that wall-hanging!!! It STUNNING and whoa-sooooo-girly... lol! As for the bag, it's another stunning project!

    Sorry it's been a while since I've visited, been away for some time tending to family matters. Wanted to drop in say hi, thought of you, and missed you and your exraordinary talent.

    I'll be back soon.

    Hugs, my friend!

  8. Unique, Exquisite and absolutely Adorable.
    Like you. What makes the Bag a Gift of yourself - best way to honor and delight friends.
    You're blessed with friends deserving such a gift and them for having you.
    Thank you for sharing,

  9. Your bags and wallhanging are so gorgeous Marlene!! All those gorgeous flowers and yummie laces... Big hug, Wendy

  10. Hi Marlene; Just LOVE the Canvas Bag ! Love the "Vintage" look as well as Gypsy look.
    Do you make these or are they kits ?

  11. Just discovered your blog and I am loving it! You are most talented!


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