Sunday, 20 November 2011

And now for something totally different!

This is actually Ria's project but if I wait for her to put it on her blog we'll be waiting forever! lol  She had a sewing machine for her birthday and kept putting off using it for the first time (nerves! lol)  Well over the past couple of weeks she has slowly been using it with a little help and encouragement.  We had spotted some awesome bags on a market stall that were made from old denim jeans and she wanted to have a go and we found instructions in a magazine so off we went and got some funky material for the lining and strap and bit by bit she has made herself a bag out of an old pair of her jeans and this is the end result that was finished this afternoon just in time for her to walk down with it!
and here is a pic showing the lining better, its called Mexican Day of the Dead.  When we went looking for material we were going to use some blue jeans but as soon as she saw this she knew it was exactly what she wanted and had some black jeans to use.  We are both really pleased with how it turned out.

We would like to enter it into the following challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers #56 ~ Recycle
Crafty Creations #144 Recycle, recycle, recycle
Fussy and Fancy #50 ~ Make a gift/anything but a card
OSAAT #89 ~ Anything Goes


  1. Wow, this is super, what a clever girl! A great recycled project. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

  2. This is awesome!! I love the day of the dead lining material and the jeans are fabulous! Great idea for a bag Ria, and a perfect recycling project!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Creations challenges!

  3. wow this is fabulous!I love that lining material.. she will be taking orders soon!
    Lisa x

  4. What a great idea! Fabulous!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

  5. Wow! What a beautiful job Ria did! I'm sure that she will be having lots of fun with her sewing machine! This purse is great! I am going to get up the nerve to sew on my cards!
    Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy for our, "Make A Gift" anything but a card, Challenge!
    Warm Hugs, Sheryl

  6. Wow, bet she looks like the coolest kid around!

    Fabulous project, beautifully made.

    Thanks for joining in with our recycling challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.


  7. wow that's a fabulous bag I'm sure all her friends will want one now!
    Thanks for recycling with Crafty Cardmakers.

  8. Fab project, beautifully made. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT and good luck. Julie DT


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