Last night we had our Scunthorpe Little Theatre Club Christmas party and to raise funds we had a craft auction of various things made by members. I donated a silk scarf that I’d beaded, two little pouches made from kimono fabric and this bag I made several years ago from the cut off bottom of a leg of a pair of jeans.
The denim had fantastic random patches of varying shades of blue and I chose a light area to fill with lazy daisy flowers in shades of purple stranded cotton.
The middles are random yellow/orange/gold seed beads from my mixed pot.
I made a feature of the seam at the side by running a length of toning ribbon along the length and then lacing it across through the existing stitching with more purple stranded cotton.
It’s lined with a gorgeous piece of very soft dark purple silk.
The handle is a simple tube of lilac silk. The ruched effect is due to it being ‘stuffed’ with a piece of textured woollen furnishing braid.
The auction was unusual but a lot of fun. There was a certain bidding time for each lot set by the auctioneer and people bid by putting 20ps into a tin. The last person to put their 20p bid in when the time was up won the item. This led to lots of careful strategic early stage bidding followed by a late frenzy as people judged the time was running out.
Both the bag and the scarf proved very popular and the lady whose determined bidding won her the bag was completely over the moon with it.
Overall the auction raised nearly £100, much needed for club funds, although our treasurer is not looking forward to banking that amount in silver!