Monday, November 09, 2009

"Chinese Lantern"

I love Chinese Lantern Lilies like the one to the left. This time of year I often see them in the stores. I am drawn to their shape, their color, and their paper-thin appearance. Nature is incredibly beautiful, isn't it?

A week or so ago I created a tote from Laura Gunn's "Lantern Bloom" collection. I named her "Gilded Cage." Today I chose another fabric from that same line and "Chinese Lantern" was born. The fabrics in this line speak to me. I love the abstract prints and the Asian flare of this collection. The bold colors and hand-painted variations make them chic and sophisticated. Toting "Chinese Lantern" is like hanging a painting from your shoulder! The fabric that I chose for today's creation depicts tall turquoise vases stuffed with delicate branches of hot pink lantern pods. The straps on this Hang Up flaunt fabric reminiscent of a turquoise tile mosaic. Oh, and there's two big, coconut buttons to boot! Just beautiful!

Without further delay, let me introduce you to "Chinese Lantern"...

She can be found in my Etsy shop later today...

10 comments:

Jan said...

Suzanne - -this is LOVELY. The colors are perfect, and as always, perfectly and beautifully made. Love it!

Shannon said...

Those colors are stunning! Love the bag. It's really interesting (in a really good way).

Quilt Hollow said...

Very, very nice!! You choose just the right fabrics!

Adam & Wendy said...

this one might just be my favorite one that you have done. i love the colors and the big button. very nice!!

MiaKatia said...

This is so unique and I love the colors!

Maryam said...

HOW fun.

Annie of Blue Gables said...

OK, I'm in love. How do you continue to top yourself? And I don't have a single orange thing this would go with, but I am ready to buy it. Wow you are amazing.
~a

Lisa said...

Love it!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Bag!

Becky said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors, bold and beautiful!