Tuesday, April 13, 2010

One by One

One by one, I am adding new items to my shop.

This stitched, patched and quilted Table Runner...


Made from the Japanese striped "Yukata" fabric that I showed in an earlier post, and bounded and patched with my beloved shot cottons.


I think it would be very well suited for either a modern home, or a rural country home...


More of these are in the works.

Also, just added to the shop are these two Hip Pockets...

I made one in a small size...


and one in a large size...


The large size not only carries more but is perfect for sticking your hand into when you don't know what else to do with it... I don't know about you, but when I am around a lot of people, my hands sometimes get shy and just like a good place to go and hide. (Esmeralda, my trusty model friend of nearly 30 years, does not have this problem.)

I decided that the pockets would be a great way to use up some of my vintage barkcloth stash.






(The pocket flap lays nice and flat... I just popped it open for the photo.)


Esmeralda, who always thinks on her toes, (well if she had them she would) had the great idea of also knotting the 'apron strings' and wearing the pocket like a shoulder bag. That Esmerelda really has a good head on her shoulders!


... Well, lets just say that she has a good head for someone who has no head.


(She's a bit sensitive about the whole body part thing, you know.)

More Hip Pockets are also in the works... till then have a great week!

24 comments:

Diane J. Evans said...

I'll bet these will sell like hot cakes, Victoria -- so clever!

Diane

connie said...

I love the table runner. It would go well anywhere!! Now the pocket idea is such a great one. I love the vintage fabrics too. You have a great eye for color and patterns!

Fer said...

Love love love!!

It's also rather amazing, only today I've received some vintage barkcloth samples from an Etsy shop! I love how you've teamed it with the modern prints too. :)

Stephanie said...

Beautiful runner. My fave photo is with the rolling pin. Brings back grandma memories. Esmerelda is quite the model. Truly unique and clever pockets.

Cheryl Arkison said...

Oh, Victoria. Love all around!

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

The hip pockets are so smart!

Allie said...

FABULOUS as always - love love the table runner and your pockets are amazing! I was telling my mum about them, and she decided she has to have one - but she wanted one that went on like the ones in your last pics. She can't stand anything around her waist. She dropped her last phone in the dish water and now carries her new one around in her pocket, but keeps sitting on it!

jacquie said...

i wonder if this might keep me from losing my cell phone. it's a great design!!

Munaiba said...

I think you've hit on a winner with these pockets!

Kaye Turner said...

What a lovely, inventive post. I wish I had an Esmerelda!

artymess said...

\your stitching is amazing ....you must be a very patient person ...and the pockets are lush ...Lorna

patty a. said...

The tablerunner is beautiful!! Those hip pockets are great! I thought of you yesterday evening when I went out to garden and shoved my Ipod in that partial sock I have pinned to my gardening pants instead of a hip pocket.

La Dolce Vita said...

great work! love the patches on the table runner too!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Those hip pockets are so clever!

And I LOVE the table runner...just gorgeous.

el costurero de elsicat said...

Victoria your blog in adorable!! I live in Argentina...

CariƱos

Mrs Moen said...

Love the runner and the pockets - and Esmeralda! She's really smart for someone without a head.-)

High Desert Diva said...

Beautiful work as always...and Esmerelda made me smile.

These would make great traveling purses, too. Pickpockets back off!

denise said...

When I was in high school (1979) I used to make bags similar to this, but square. The simplicity of them...They were made from fabric scraps and I called them "disco bags" LOL Mostly they were big enough to hold money, my ID and chapstick. I like your 2010 version! ;-)

sheila at shecological said...

I love the pockets and the quilted table runner! great blog!!!

Corrie (of Corrieberry Pie) said...

that table runner is just gorgeous...the colors, the textures - love it! well done!

Deborah said...

The table runner is beautiful but I really really love the pockets!

Ali said...

the colours in the table runner are lovely!

Hey Harriet said...

I love them all! And I chuckled over the Esmeralda comments. What a gorgeous and fun post. And hey, is that a vintage rolling pin I see Vic? Very cute!

Jackie said...

Everything here is as beautiful as ever.Those pockets are genius.