Monday, February 1, 2010

Makeover Monday: 2/1

I've been hard at work on a special project for a new and very lovely customer in Australia!
She chose this vintage Peter Rabbit print as the main fabric because she loved all the colors.
At my urging, she agreed to this pink vintage sheeting as the trim.

I added a vintage wooden toggle button....

... and voila! An upcycled clutch purse that is both roomy and stylish.
We are toying with the idea of adding a wrist strap. I love the way this design turned out, and made sure to write down my stitches and pattern as I worked. There's got to be another person out there who'd love a bag that says, "I am unique and I HEART handmade"!
Happy Monday! What are you working on this fine first day of February?


jessijewels said...

omg! that turned out soso awesome!!!!!!!!!! your expertise in picking out the right material to mesh with the peter rabbit fabric is unbelievable. way to go!

CelticKnot said...

So lovely!

Evelyn Fernandez said...

you are one busy lady! I couldn't keep up with your daily blog updates, weekly crafts, leaving sweet comments on my blog :),not too mention updating TWO shops! how do you do it?! I need help!

Jennie said...

Thanks so much Jessi and Kristine!

And Evelyn- You do NOT need help- you manage beautifully! I happened to be snowed in this past weekend, so I was able to get more done than usual. Other than that, I get lots of help from Scooby Doo... ;)

Sierra Pelona Crochet said...

That bag is absolutely stunning! Kudos! :)

mamasan said...

I;m sure your customer will be thrilled with her's practical, beautiful, and can be dressed up or down...what a buy!

Anonymous said...

Jennie, the bag looks gorgeous! And so tactile! What size is it?
I love the toggle button too..
Kind regards, Donna

Jennie said...

Thank you, Sierra- it is always so nice to see your comments!

Gracias, Mamasan :)

Hi Donna! Nice to see you, and thank you :) It is 23cm. across, and 18cm. down. It weighs about 14ounces.