Okay, I'll admit it. I'm having a bit of an obsession with making bag and purses. It seems to be a trend, I guess. This past week I've been playing around with some wool sweaters that I bought at the thrift store. I'm sure they'll be a little more stylish once fall hits. Who wants to think about wool sweaters at this time of the year?!
My family thinks it's kind of funny that I buy nice wool sweaters, take 'em home, cut 'em up, wash 'em, cut 'em up some more and then sew 'em back together. Hmmm.....sounds a little like another hobby of mine. lol!
This blue wallet was the first project that I finished. I've had those pewter buttons for many years and now I've finally found a purpose for them.
My oldest daughter has already staked her claim on this brown bag. It'll be perfect as she heads off to college. I think she was actually the one who picked the sweater out; she really liked the texture. I'm still trying to figure out what to do about the strap, though, because it's several inches too long. The strap is recycled, too; I bought an old purse at the thrift shop and took it apart to use the strap.
I just finished this gray purse today. It'll be a birthday gift for my friend, Robin. Fortunately, the strap on this one isn't quite as long. I think I'll tuck a gift card to Jamba Juice inside the bag. Who couldn't use a smoothie on a hot day like this?
By the way, I was a good girl and went back to physical therapy today. They put me through the ringer again, but since my shoulder is feeling a lot better I won't complain.