7/19/11

Fabric Collage and Zipper Flower


Wanting a perfect place to keep my smartphone, I created a fabric collage on a small muslin bag. Also, I recently found an industrial size roll of white zipper trim at a Thrift store for a steal. I've been wanting to try creating a zipper flower and have seen them everywhere on the internet, so this is the first one I came up with. I sprayed Glimmer Mist on the zipper to give it a pink color and then used Fabri-Tac glue to assemble the flower. Thanks for stopping by my nest and have a great day!

Take Care - Robin

29 comments:

ScrappyPam said...

Lovely projects! Your flower is so pretty - love the zipper trim combined with the lace!

Diann said...

Fabulous ART, Robin! The love the phone bag collage and also the zipper flower...it's always fun to visit here! Diann

Dorthe said...

Dear Robin, your little phone-bag is wonderfully sweet,-I love the bright beautiful red with the black and creame colors.
And The zipper flower, is extraordinarely beautiful.
xox,Dorthe

lynne said...

Hi Robin
The muslin pouch is such a fabulous idea and love your creation, is the image a family heritage photographs?
As for your zipper flower, they may be all over the net but you added your own twist by dying the zipper. Isn't it so therapeutic making your own flowers? Yesterday I sat and made a bunch using chocolate brown satin ribbon and some beads.
It is so good to see you creating art and posting on your blog.
Wishes
Lynne

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Oh..I love them both! I got a small bag similar to the muslin with a long strap, and I did an iron-on of a bird - it was perfect for my smart phone ..yours is LOVELY!!

Sarah said...

Both of these are just fabulous! Good for you that I am not a fan of pink or I would have made off with that flower. Guess I'll just have to make my own and can thanks to your generosity. It was nice of you to share your zipper stash with me!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

That smart phone is going to have one smart looking case! What a great idea, it's gorgeous!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

This is the first time I have seen the zipper flower and it's lovely! As is your smart phones new cozy bag...what a lucky phone.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Robin, Your smartphone will be happy to have such a pretty home :-). The zipper flower turned out beautiful too. I love that you added some lace.
Hugs,
Julia

Viola said...

Wonderful creations, dear Robin!! Have a wonderful day! :-)

Lynn said...

Beautiful collage Robin, great idea to use it for your phone, and i love the zipper flower, I have seen them made into roses, ever tried that?
Hope you are staying cool inside , looks like you are :)

Coleen said...

Very nice pieces Robin. Found you via Linda Findley's blog, The Art Sook. We follow each other and I was commenting on hers. I had to click on yours icon just because I liked the vintage bird. I"m a bird person too and I love vintage. You do a lovely blog. I"m following now. I've posted your blog to my Pinterest and my Facebook "Like" page to share with my followers. Would love it if you come visit my blog. We are American missionaries in Ukraine now 17 years. We were in Texas visiting churches just a few months ago.

Blessings, Coleen

Jann said...

Wow, Robin! I love your smart-phone pouch--a GREAT idea, and so cute! The zipper flower is wonderful--I had not seen those before...

suziqu's thread works said...

It's gorgeous Robin - all I can say is that I wish I was your smartphone
living inside a cover so beautiful!
Have great new week.
Hugs from
Suzy

Lovey said...

Hi Robin! I love the pouch...

She Uses Her Words said...

Wonderful projects. I love them both but especially the phone pouch. Very cute!
Blessings, Karen

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is just darling Robin! I love how creative you are and your art always has the most amazing details!

Barbara said...

I love your projects and blog! So creative. I started a blog, not sure where it will lead me but for now its fun! Pop over sometimes and check it out :)

Plush Possum Studio said...

Now that's just too clever!!!! Love the way your choice for Glimmer mist color, along with the details, makes it look cute as a button!
;)
Rose

Plush Possum Studio said...

Whoops! forgot to mention yr phone bag! Sorry

Is that hand embroidery I see? I LOVE blanket stitching! It makes everything pop more. and your charming young tricyclist is adorable! very fetching!
Rose

Stampin D Amour said...

Robin - still love your fabric creations! Very inspiring & fantastic! :)

-pamela
mybooth96.blogspot.com

Lynn Stevens said...

I've seen zipper flowers but none like this Robin, its beautiful! and great idea for your phone. Awesome art!
hugs Lynn

Gaby Bee said...

What a great idea! Your smart-phone pouch is just amazing!
Love your new creations...as always:)

Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!
Gaby xo

Linda Manning Findley said...

Great job on both ... the cell phone baggie is awesome idea ... Linda F

Lyneen said...

Wonderful bag fro your phone... and the zipper flower is AWESOME!!!!!

Xela said...

Fantastic fabric collage Robin!

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous creations!
Kelly

Barb in Texas said...

Hi Robin,
Your latest creations are soooo sweet! Luv them!
Barb

Elizabeth Golden said...

Oh I love the collage bag, but am intrigued by the zipper flower. I think it is so cool. I can not wait to make something like this. I love how you used the glimmer mist. Great idea. Thank you for sharing!