August 29 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

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Wildflower Bag
By Melissa, tiny happy

Melissa (one of our board members!) used black wool felt and some vintage embroidery wool in this bag for her tiny happy shop. Check in on Monday for Melissa’s Embroidered Felt Brooch Tutorial!

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71 Responses to August 29 ~ Hand Sewing Photo of the Day

  1. Sherry says:

    Wool! Fall IS coming!

  2. Andrea says:

    Beautiful work – so gorgeous on black.

  3. corinne says:

    oh wow… pretty!

  4. Rachel says:

    Wow! That’s neat! I never would have thought of doing that on wool! 😀

  5. mjb says:

    Very sweet little bag.

  6. alison says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love that bag!

  7. gina says:

    love the colors and the flowers 🙂

  8. Candice says:

    I love it!

  9. Grace Wong says:

    I love it!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    Absolutely beautiful! The black background really emphasizes the richness of the colors 🙂

  11. Krystina says:

    Great blog and great bag. I can’t wait to see the brooch!

  12. lisa says:

    The embroidery on the bag is very detailed and pretty! Love it!

  13. melissa says:

    thank you all for such kind comments. i’m happy you like it!

  14. Toni says:

    Gorgeous work! I can’t wait for the brooch tutorial! =)

  15. Cindy says:

    What a great bag, it is just beautiful!!

  16. Terri says:

    wow what talent, I wish I could do that so much patience

  17. That is a perfect fall bag and the colors stand out so nice against that black wool.

  18. Paige says:

    I’m a big fan of Melissa’s etsy shop and her work – what a lovely bag!

  19. PenguitoSmile says:

    This is such a great idea to add some jazz to a simple tote bag!! 😀 Very cute!

  20. Stacy says:

    That is really beautiful! I would love to see come close-up pics if you have any to post!

  21. Brooke says:

    beautiful bag!

  22. Rosa says:

    I love this bag! I was so upset when I found out it has been sold so fast…Well, it’s always a joy to have a daily look on Melissa blog anyway!

  23. Naomi says:

    This is amazing, I didn’t even know you could embroider in wool. Argh too much to learn!

  24. Loralynn says:

    I love stitching on a dark background! Very pretty!

  25. Baukje says:

    Lovely bag!!!

  26. kim says:

    gorgeous. I need to get started sewing again. my sewing supplies are dusty from the summer activities.

  27. Amy says:

    Wow, I love the embroidery.

  28. Sarah says:

    how pretty! such a talented lady 🙂

  29. Mary Beth says:

    I love Melissa’s work, always. It’s amazing how she whips up little pieces almost daily!

  30. Em says:

    I love the bag! I have been asked to start a sewing club at my daughter’s school, and I’m looking for some simple embroidery projects to start them off. We won’t have access to sewing machines so hand sewing projects are it! I love the way the colors look on that black bag! Very pretty!

  31. sarah says:

    that is so lovely!!

  32. I love the colors.

  33. alisha says:

    I’ve been wanting to try some projects with wool felt. I love the tote.

  34. Trish James says:

    This is a beautiful bag. I want to have a bash at embroidery. Fantastic inspiration. Thank you. x

  35. I love the big flowers.

  36. BeckyS says:

    How pretty! Will be watching for the tute on Monday.

  37. katherine says:

    Love the colors on black.

  38. Lena says:

    Wow…that’s gorgeous!

  39. Liz says:

    very scandinavian. i would have to keep my knitting in that bag, i think.

  40. Julie says:

    that is a gorgeous bag, you should be proud of yourself

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  42. wintu nancy says:

    What a striking bag, that black just makes it!

  43. Barrie petersen says:

    I love the bag! The technique would go to great use on some pillows too.

    Thanks for all the inspiration.

  44. Kate says:

    Those colors on black are stunning. She always does amazing work, and this is no exception!

  45. Jennwith4 says:

    So pretty! I love how you can make a plain bag look amazing with embroidery!

  46. Margaret says:

    You know, I was just thinking again today that I really ought to get myself a shoulder bag of some sort, but I’m never impressed by things I see in the store. This, though … Unique and lovely. I’d be afraid to try to make one for myself (I’m probably the slowest and most self-doubting embroiderer on the face of the earth) but perhaps I’ll start with the pin and work my way up..!

  47. That is a beautiful bag. I love working with wool, but need practice with my embroidery skills.


  48. Amy says:

    Very cute! I love the handsewn series…

  49. ~Helena~ says:

    Wow! Love it, such a sweet bag.

  50. Lisa says:

    Gorgeous bag…

  51. jennsquared says:

    That is really pretty!

  52. Tina W says:

    So pretty and inspiring!

  53. Michelle says:

    Looking forward to the tute, I love working with felt.

  54. Andi says:

    Love the floral design and the thickness of the wool. I had some embroidery wool many years ago that was given to me in a large bag of craft items from my grandmother. I didn’t have much use for it as a kid and I think we may have thrown it out! Now I wish I had some…funny how things change as you get older.

  55. Anna says:

    Already sold! Oh well, I’ll just have to admire it in the picture. It’s lovely 🙂

  56. Tammy says:

    That is so pretty!

  57. Jeanette says:

    What a gorgeous bag and the wool embroidery just makes it fantastic. Well done Melissa.

  58. becky says:

    Gorgeous. Her work is truly amazing!

  59. shelle says:

    I love Melissa’s work always beautiful. I can’t wait for the tutorial.

  60. sarah says:

    Very pretty. Looks like a great bag for fall!

  61. Kelli says:

    That is absolutely beautiful. I’d be very proud to carry that bag around if I’d made it! I’d be proud to carry that bag around no matter where I got it from!

  62. Debbie O says:

    How beautiful. I am looking forward to the brooch tutorial. thank you for sharing this with us.

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  64. Jen says:

    Ooohhh pretty.
    Makes me want Fall to be here now!

  65. April says:

    What a gorgeous bag.

  66. Alys says:

    Beautiful and evocative.
    This is the kind of embroidery that I need to do more of.
    Thank You!

  67. That’s such a cute bag. And the embroidery is nice.

  68. Trina says:

    That is so lovely. I can’t wait to see the brooch!

  69. Beth says:

    What a lovely bag !! I love tiny happy’s work. Thanks for sharing it!

  70. Britta Schatz says:

    Oh…so cute!

  71. Jody says:

    That is breathtaking!!! Lovely work!

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