Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Here is my February Artful Bag Challenge!!!!


For February's challenge we were to recyle something we had around the house into a purse. I decided to use this little box that I got a Kashi bar sample I had sent away for. The box was a really cool triangle shape. This little purse measures about 7 inches by 4 inches to the top of the handle.



This is how the box looked before I made the purse.


I also made the purse so that it opened up and used some of my leftover leopard paper from last challenge on the inside. I knew I wanted to make it so that it matched my livingroom again. I had this fur material piece that was just enough to cover it with a little left over. The handle was a challenge for me. I knew I wanted it to stand up. I found the cool trim with the tulle ruffle and chain at JoAnn's for 40% off with my coupon.This is from "The Project Runway" trim line. Sim told me about this black electric wire I could use. So off I went to Rockwell's Hardware and the guy who helped me looked at me kinda funny when I told him I was making a little purse handle out of it!! LOL It worked out perfect and only cost me 27 cents!! I also used a vintage button on the front that matched perfect too. I decided to keep it kinda simple as I liked the look. I had alot of fun making this. I am looking forward to next months challenge!! We got some more snow and had a snow day on Monday!! I will be so glad when Spring does finally get here! Hope everyone is staying warm and safe. 
XO Fran. 
 PS That Kashi bar was really delicious!!!

13 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

You are amazingly talented, Fran! I am so impressed!:) Lori

Frosted Petunias said...

Fran your bag is soooooo adorable! The little box made a perfect little bag and I love the way it opens up. The leopard print inside really makes it and the ruffled chain is brilliant. Awesome work! I love your story about going to the hardware store. I find myself doing stuff like that too at Home Depot and I love the looks I get from some of those guys, lol! Thank you for sharing and playing again :)

Anna

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Wow. Now THAT takes some creativity!

Linda said...

Very creative..I love it.

amy said...

That is AWESOME!! Love the hardware store story. Some people just don't understand creative minds! I love yours!!!!

Denise said...

Fran,Thanks for your nice comments on my post.It's so odd when I peruse your blog that almost everything you say and do is so much like me.Like I said once before except for your fav.colors.Paul and I go to Boarders often,we use to go to B&N but they always take the comfy chairs away.Thats it for them.no date night without chairs.Later

Linda said...

Hi Fran, Thanks for your comment. Yes, we are in for more snow after midnight. I tried to e-mail you but my computer wouldn't let me. Again I say ...love your bag and this challenge is so much fun.

Denise said...

I just got into a sketchbook challenge for this year .Love your purse, very nice.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Aunt Frannie,

I'm getting some requests for ATC trades. I need some time to get myself back in order (frayed nerves), but hope to get some made within the next week or two. I'll be sure to make one for you too! No peekin though! haha!

Jill

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

It's gorgeous, Fran! I love the lining! Terrific detail.
Angela

My name is Toni said...

This is so cute... lovin the leopard inside print and great idea for handle !

Yarni Gras! said...

that is incredible!

Jacqueline said...

What in the world? That is way cool! Making something out of nothing is what you do best!