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Sunday, 13 January 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Yes... I know I am late, but better late than never.

I have decided this year I am going to try and be more frugal, so to start I have made something new out of something old.

The Front......


The back.....



Peach fabric for the lining......


REALLY posh label.....


Hand applique and tiny seed beads on the tree branches.......


In a previous life this was two jackets!   They have been sat in my wardrobe since I finished work, so not only have I got a new bag, but I am also clearing out my wardrobe.... result.

Hugs Linda 

xxx

16 comments:

Cindy said...

Oh my word, Linda, your bag is such a beauty!!! I really like your color choices and the embellishments!!!

Diane H said...

Absolutely gorgeous bag, Linda. The applique is so cute. Great frugal project.

sunny said...

I love it! What a great way to use the resources you already have. Reminds me of a project I was planning several months ago. Now where are those shirts??

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's marvellous! I love all the little appliqu├ęs and the fact that it's made frugally really appeals to my Yorkshire pockets ;o)

Lin said...

Beautiful bag Linda - a good start to the New Year. I was told by a bona fide French person that it is OK to wish people Happy New Year until the end of January! So you are not late, in fact you are in good time. Happy New Year to you too and good luck with the recycling proces.
Love Lin

Patchwork and Play said...

Win- win! Sweet little bag!

Annabella said...

How clever are you? It's great and I love your posh labels! Looks like it is cold where you are - keep warm!

Fiona said...

That's sensational.... what a great bag and you know I love it when old is reused... perfect.... that's a very upmarket brand name....
Hugz

Karen said...

Love your new labels. They look wonderful!!! And very professional!
Great idea to cut down the jackets and the fabrics have worked so well in the bag. Love all the embellishing you have done. Your bag is great.
Watch out - that empty space in the wardrobe may need to be filled.

Michelle Ridgway said...

So sweet and I love that it is an upcycled treasure. Well done.

QuiltSue said...

That is so clever. I love the colours.

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

These are adorable LInda, no one would ever know that they were upcycled from clothing. Kudos to you and keep up the great work!

Bonny said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! Love your bag!
You will use this much more than a couple of old jackets - such a great idea!!!!
I love your beaded tree branches :)

Linda in Calif. said...

Wow! Love it - and the cool label. You really did a great job on this.

Michelle May said...

Oh wow. How pretty!

Susan Marlene Kinney said...

Such beautiful work! Wow!! Someday when I get some time I want to quilt a family quilt with photos of family on the quilted blocks. Yes... someday!! Your blog inspires me. :)

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