We take old thrown out, worn out, kicked to the curb, JUNK, and make it desirable again! Throw in vintage words of wisdom and a glimpse into our hobbies and pastimes and you can become a part of our little world! ENJOY!
Blazer turned purse. Notice I left the pocket and one of the buttons on. I love these and have made about 6 so far. Anyone interested in one? I can get about 3 purses out of one piece of clothing. I get the handles at Goodwill, buy purses there and cut off the handles. Those things are expensive new! One way to keep the cost down. You can see my collection hanging behind the before picture.
Below is from a long skirt that belonged to my friends mother. She had wonderful pieces of clothing that she was going to donate. When she told me what she was going to do with them. I about had a heat attack and said please just wait before you give them away. I know I can do something with them. 2 months later I found this pattern for purses and went to town. Converted the pattern to a larger size and you have a lap top bag.
Like I said it was a long skirt, had enought for 2 more purses. She loved them! Said they make better purses than a skirt. I agree!
This one was a little more emotional to do. It was a sweater that my mom had knitted. I had picked it up three different times, and couldn't bring myself to cut it. I watched her work on it, and it was a hard pattern . So cutting up something she worked so hard on was a little tough. It wasn't being worn and I couldn't give it away, so when I found the pattern this was the first thing I thought of. After a deep breath, and I think I closed my eyes there for a minute. Snip Snip. No turning back now!
This one was made out of the sleeves. For Pride and Joy's mom. I'll make another one for my baby girl. There should be enough to make myself one. So we will all carry a piece of grandma.