Again, the Ironcraft Challenges are living up to their name. This time, though, I'm in early. Challenge #5 is Green, either the color or the message. I chose both and I used the unfinished project from the last challenge to tie it all up. There is a part of me that's shouting "Cheater" and then another part of me that is lifting an eyebrow with an expression of "Be quiet in the peanut gallery!"
In the last challenge, I had chosen something that took way too long to do with the time I had given myself to do it. This challenge I chose to finish that project with the guidelines given.
My Rose's Bag from the movie Titanic is green (the message) because I used my daughter's old velour top to cut the outside fabric of the bag. She's outgrown it and the top belonged to another time frame in little girl's fashion. The lining I found in my fabric stash, a lovely gold with chinese markings much like was the fashion during the time set of the movie.
It just happened to green (the color) which I thought was a message from above that what I was doing was OK. I calculated that it took about 8 hours of sewing beads on the front of the bag and on the handle. The closure button is my own creation. I just love making buttons. This one just fit perfectly.