Wednesday, May 6, 2015

THESE THINGS ARE TREASURES FOR ME


I had a purpose to go to the market. There are two stalls selling prints on canvas. In the heat of the excitement I forgot to photograph them, but here is what I bought.



I had brought home some in the past, released them from the frames, cut them to size and used them in bag designs. Just now I am working on Bob Marley, Marilyn Monroe and Laurel and Hardy - such fun!




Off the Carmel Market alley are small streets with many old fashioned shops selling sewing notions, ribbons, buttons, buckles, lace, fasteners and so on. And at an angle to the market runs Nachalat Binjamin Street, which is the fabric sellers domain. One shop after the other, wholesale and retail, is aligned along the street, with bolts outside the doors to show their treasures and lure you in. I bought some gorgeous fabrics there,


and stocked up on sewing stuff and a bit of hardware at the little shops.


I love these decorator fabrics with the cartoons and they transformed into several bags. I will show the results after I had time to photograph them.

We have the most wonderful weather right now, the local outdoor swimming pool is open already for two weeks, the sun is shining, the sky blue and clear - I might go for a swim today. :-)






4 comments:

Irmtraud Kesselring said...

Liebe Yael,
das ist wieder einer deiner tollen Postings. Herrlich die Figuren aus meiner Jugend. Die Tassche mit Chaplin
gefällt mir auch sehr gut. sie ist ein richtiger Hingucker.
Ich wünsche dir einen sonnigen Tag
Irmi

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Now THAT puts a big smile on my face :-D What a great idea--I am sure they will be a big hit, Yael.

Eva said...

What a wonderful idea! Yes, bring the canvas home to textile use, I like this a lot more than to put it up on the wall. Photographs should be photographs, and canvases should be bags. Form follows function.

Bob Bushell said...

A big smile, you have it.