Sunday, 14 August 2011

Scrappy Bag - Finished!!

Good Afternoon Crafters - or should I say Evening?  Or maybe Morning?  Whatever time it is in your timezone - Hello!

I thought that as I was up until "stupid o'clock" this morning finishing my little bag I would share it with you today. 

The bag is based on a "Quilted Bessie Bag" which I made a few years ago and which I use alot.  I bought it from HERE.  However, it has been miniaturised!!  Typical of me! 

I wanted a small bag to keep some of my dolly pegs of ribbon in so that I can hang the bag up and as I liked making my Bessie Bag so much I thought why not make it smaller.

The fabric I have used is a recycled denim dress which was a long standing old friend of mine until I realised that it was fading badly in all the wrong places.  How little did I know that in a few years' time that would be  the "in" look!!  The top part of the dress was cut off and then joined at the bottom, sleeves sewn up, and then stapled to a coat hanger and is in use as my peg bag.  Some of the buttons have been used on layouts, so this dress has been totally recycled!!

The cord/braid has been handmade by yours truly using my Japanese braid maker, which is what I was doing until 3am this morning!!!  I have used little wooden flower pots on the ends of the braid for decoration.

I hope you like my lickle bag.   Enjoy what is left of the weekend and have a Happy Crafty Week!! 

Don't forget to leave me a comment please.



Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very creative!

Hugs, Sandra

Marjie Kemper said...

Talk about upcycling! Your bag is fantastic. I love it!

Marydon said...

Love your header, Hettie. Your bag is darling, too.

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Have a beautiful weekend.

Polly Polkadot said...

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