eBook-RSP- Journey to Middle Earth

(This is another post in our series previewing our NEW eBook- “Rock Star ‘Peace’work”– which will be available soon by download.)

Can you see our “Lord of the Rings” inspiration?

I hope our last post in this series piqued your interest in our new, soon-to-be-released eBook which we are calling “Rock Star ‘Peace’work“. We are having so much fun getting these samples ready for the illustrations, and hey, that’s a good thing, because embellishing is supposed to be fun, right?

So I just recently got through watching The Lord of the Rings Trilogy for what must be the umpteenth time (have I mentioned that it’s probably my all-time favorite movie?….oh I’m sure I have), and it was the inspiration behind the embellished pouch on this Quattro.

The sun’s rays were pieced using the VERY SAME technique we have already used successfully on the other projects for the eBook. And the Misty Mountains and river were accomplished with applique. And here’s the deal. I promise, it was EASY! And I’ll show you exactly how to do it yourself in our new eBook.

Do you think I can’t see you shaking your head in disbelief?

Here on the right is the original sketch for this design and as you can see, I’m no Michelangelo. Sketches that are to be translated to fabric do not have to be perfect and indeed out of necessity, should not be complicated. But even so, we’ll show you how to take a rudimentary drawing like this from your sketch pad to the reality you see below.

And in anticipation of some of you wanting to duplicate this very look on another ‘canvas’, we’ll ALSO show you how easy it is to accomplish that. For example, if you love the look of the ‘Middle Earth’ embellishment, but would rather translate it onto your DittyRoo pouch front, (or even a placemat, or an apron), we’ll show you how quick and easy it is to do just that!

Now I know there are several of  you out there who  rightly or wrongly feel you do not have an artistic bone in your body. So you might be pleased to know that included in every copy of “Rock Star ‘Peace’work” will be all the templates and instructions you need to create a ‘Middle Earth” exterior for YOUR Quattro bag (in your own color scheme, of course)!

So… does this sound exciting? If so, stay tuned for more info about our eBook. We still have a few more exciting embellishment projects to detail for you in upcoming posts!


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10 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. Love it! Great job Kat and this looks wonderful on the Quattro!

  2. Gorgeous as always and I love the bright lining on the straps. Could I tempt you to slip one of those panels into my Quatro pattern? Just kidding, unless you’re willing. Have you found a cat companion yet?

  3. oh thanks so much, I’m so glad You both like this!
    (And as it turns out, my Mom will be in town anyway… I’m thinking the boys might have laid a guilt trip on her. )

  4. ABSO BEUTIFUL — Great fabric choices.
    You are so artistic.


  5. I love this.. the Quattro is perfect for dispalying an art quilt panel!


  6. WOW doesn’t even cover what you are doing–can’t wait for the E-Book…got my Quattro in the mail today…WHOOPIE!

  7. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
    Doing this eBook has really been a lot of FUN!

  8. Kathy I am a LOTR fan, too! Read all the books many years ago and have seen the trilogy many times. My sister hosts ‘LOTR’ nights at her house (sisters and nieces and their girlfriends). Fun!

    Got my Quattro pattern yesterday and am going to make one up before I get the E-Book so I know how to make it and can get right to the embellishing part on another one. Love your handbags!

  9. Hi Gramma Sheri

    Thanks for commenting and I am so psyched that you feel inspired to experiment with embellishing. Watch out though! It’s very addictive (but FUN)!
    Have a great day!

  10. I think this is just fabulous! I used to do some machine applique back a few years when it was popular to put in a wooden hoop and hang on the wall or door. (Am I dating myself?) I don’t know why I never thought of doing the same thing for a handbag! I love your fabric choices too.