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.