I have not purchased clothes in several years.
We are going to Oregon for a conference I was so wanting a few fun things to wear on the trip.
I scoured my closet and pulled out several things that I thought I could alter and update and I am so excited to show you what I have done.
It has been so much fun and just feel so excited that I have a few cute "new" things!
I also needed a spring summer purse and so this what the first project I started on. Isn't it too cute!!
This project was a NO COST project as I had everything in my craft closet I needed!
My inspriation was this gorgeous bag that
I met Joy last summer while working at the antique store where I have my booth and she was sporting this gorgeous creation!
I had this book bag that was given to me at one of our AMF Conferences several years ago.
I decided to use it as a starting point.
I will try and do a tutorial after I get back. I was thinking of Labeling it- How not to make a ruffle purse because I did so much of it wrong but learned from my mistakes so will have to try another one!
After much fumbling this is how it turned out- This is one side of the purse-
This side I used part of an embroidered tablecloth, eylet piece from a torn pillowcase, muslin and piece of barkcloth
I had some yummy pink barkcloth that I decided to line it with and make a few pockets
for my cell phone, note pad, etc.
Love those pom poms!
And here is the other side again. This side has more crochet pieces from my stash of linens. Of course more pom poms too!
Oh, did I tell you I get the priveledge of meeting these 2 precious gals face to face!!
I can't wait to show you the other refashioned things I came up with.
I'll give you a hint - one has a lot more of that pom pom trim being used on it!!
It might take me a little time so please be patient-
I am joining Pink Saturday since there is some yummy pink this week and also
these other parties-
It's So Very Cheri
You're So Creative @ MakinDo
Mad in Crafts
The CSI Project
A Round Tuit
Sumo's Sweet Stuff Monday
DIY Showoff Monday
Amaze Me Mondays
Making the World Cuter Monday