Creative Researcher Of New Experiences

Friday, July 8, 2011

What's Black and White and cute as a sows ear?

Hello again everyone,

I just finished my bag for the artful Bag Challenge over at Frosted Petunia's and of course I had to share it with you.

I started with this very plain black bag that I found in the bottom of a box of misc stuff I bought at an auction. (Please discount the fact that I had already started to decorate the bag before I realized I needed a before picture)

I stared at it along time and I really saw no potential in it at all. Poor Bag! Don't fret, I won't give up on you. Just don't give up on me yet either.

In that same box of stuff were a large pile of lacy curtain tie backs. Hmmmm, what can I do? What can I do?

Yipee!!! My ah ha moment came to me. and I got busy sewing and gluing.

And here (Drum roll please) is what I finally came up with........

I glued a large shank button to the top of the clasp ( shank removed of course) , glued a piece of the lace tieback to the front and then sewed up two large yo-yo flowers and one small yo-yo flower. Added vintage buttons to the centers of my yo-yos. Sewed the small yo-yo to a bow made from a small scrap of vintage ribbon I had in my stash and then securely glued everything to the front.

It looked pretty but not quiet finished - so I looked around and found the butterfly sticker -who's color combination worked perfect with it and added that,

I think it turned out kind of cute.

Got to run -I have plenty more creating to do and time is running out.



Brian said...

That is darn amazing, looks like a magical transformation!

Anonymous said...

Penny this is
cuter than a
sow's ear!!!

PATRICIA said...

Achei super elegante sua bolsa, parabéns!!!!xoxoxox

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Penny what an elegant little purse! I love the monocromatic feel it has with the delicate shades...will you actually use it? If so, what for.

Linda said...

Oh what a beautiful transformation.
Very nice.

Frosted Petunias said...

Definitely much cuter than a sow's ear! It's just beautiful in fact. I love how you used the lace tie backs and the large flowers with buttons are perfect. And of course I love the butterfly. Thank you again for sharing :)


Elly said...

Awesome, love the look of the clasp now and of course the cute yo -yo's. (:o) Elly

Jaluza Scrap said...

Amo renda!!

Selma said...

Black and white.! I love it!