Something I love about the handmade community is how skills and talents can be pooled to create something really awesome!
Margo from The Climbing Tree sent me a gorgeous linen piece with a screen printed butterfly from Thea & Sami with the idea that I could embroider it for a bag flap.
Margo used a Nicole Mallileu pattern to sew a gorgeous bag featuring the butterfly. I think the contrast is just beautiful!
Here is the completed piece before becoming a bag flap. I hand painted some segments and used a variety of embroidery stitches with silk, cotton, and swarovski crystals and beads.
The bag was snapped up by a very happy customer :)
Margo makes all sorts of things including gorgeous children's clothing, hats and bags. You can find her in the following places:
For beautiful screen printed fabrics and homewares:
And for bag and clothing patterns: