Was my work post too heavy? Sorry guys, my life is such an interesting mix of ER, mommy and craft worlds mixed all into one.
In other news. . . my craft room has been bustling of late. I was the lucky recipient of a suprise package from Texas. My friend Bianca, knowing my affinity for repurposing leather sent me several thrift store jewels.
I about died when I caught a glimpse of the leather orange skirt she sent. Combined with some white leather remnants picked up from a local upholstery store and some orange circle fabric found on sale (8 yards for $5!!!) a bag design came into focus. Initially, I was concerned that the leather skirt seams would make my bag idea impossible (the biggest challenge I have found with repurposing leather from coats and skirts is that it is hard to find large pieces without seams). What a nice surprise to find that the seams compliment rather then detract from the bag.
Isn’t that lining fabric yummy? I used both U clips for the handle and metal feet on this bag. Both were new to me and thankfully easy.
I also got ahold of some awesome red leather remnants at the same upholstery store and whipped up this little bag. Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love the Red Cross symbol? Odd-ball zipper pulls also have me obsessing of late so I used an antique key as one for this bag. No question, I need to find more of these keys!
Lastly, this Sunday I was surprised to see my quilt “Big Blue” picked as a Flickr pic of the week by Make/Craft Magazine online. Very Fun!
There are some more fun quilty things in the works but all must be put on hold for now. Our family is going on an adventure (one that involves wetsuits and a lot of sunscreen). Yippee! Hope you too have a week of fun and adventure.