Sunday, August 23, 2009

UpCycling

In the last week I have been the lucky recipient of some wonderful cuts of fabric that shall we say, had worn out their welcome in their previous homes. Knowing that I am one to take in a stray cut of fabric now and again...my friend's have dropped their lovely bits of material with a free conscience. Of course your fabric will be loved here.

These were at one time some decadent curtains. But the owner has moved on to something more casual in aqua and chocolate. Oh that woman has some killer curtains in her home!

Notice I couldn't lay them out fast enough and begin the cutting process separating the amazing baby blue damask from it's lining.

Now, part of that curtain panel has been upCycled into this.





Oh heavenly tote. I have two of them and will be giving one to the original owner as a thank you for donating her fabric to the cause.

The other one will go up for sale.

This week I also scored some lovely chocolate brown curtains that it almost breaks my heart to cut up since they were quite well made. But, what good are they doing in someone's garage at the bottom of a box? They will be happier lining some nice lady's handbag as they move onto their next life.

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh! This tote is delicious... sadly I am on a 'no more bags until we close on the condo' diet or I would so call dibs.

Hope your summer has been a great one.
Jennifer

Mom aka Grandma said...

I have been lurking on your blog for months...I have just released my creativity MONSTER and have begun crocheting and knitting things for my grandchildren. My oldest granddaughter (6) apparently has decided she is going to be my Marketing Manager because she wants to wear everything to school and sell for me!!!

My questions is...where do you get your tags that you put on your bags? I would so appreciate it it you would email me and give me some suggestions on where to find things like that. My email address is: jazmyn1006@yahoo.com.

Thanks so much I LOVE your bags and I am also Hearting a serger for the little girl dresses for next summer.

Jazmyn

carrie said...

did that dress I sent you ever make into something beautiful???