Tuesday, December 18, 2012

It started with an old pair of boots

 Well, actually, it started with another bag I was making for a friend of a friend, for a Christmas Present.  I was so impressed with the new bag I'd made, that I started dreaming of a new one for me.  My current bag has flannellete panels, which is very Wintery . . . well, that's what I told myself for justification!
 I have been hoarding these old worn out boots from a couple of seasons ago. I loved them dearly, so tucked them away in the cupboard thinking that surely I could make something out of them one day.
 The day arrived this week.  I had a rush of inspiration and some new Liberty fabric that I couldn't resist.  I will post another picture of the finished product.  A few nights in the making and my Summer Edition Handbag will be complete.
 This is just a little taste of the other bag, just in case any sneaky peaky eyes are looking!!!
 . . . and I'm still madly obsessed with my birds.  Just fascinating to watch


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear Annie ~ Your joy in creating is inspiring me to pick up needle and thread again.

Your sweet little birds are wonderful.

Happy holidays to you and yours,
FlowerLady Lorraine

Susan said...

A girl just can't have too many bags now can she!
Loving those cute little birds.
Have a very Merry Christmas Annie.
Catch you later, Susan :D) xx

Unknown said...

I never thought of recycling a pair of boots into a bag. I can't wait to see the final product! How beautiful are those baby birds!

Calidore said...

Good grief is there anything you won't sew into a bag. Love the idea. Well done. Those baby birds remind me of meal time here....lol.

Susan said...

You are such a clever girl. I can't believe you turned old favourite boots into a bag! They are both gorgeous.

Gaby said...

A great idea, never thought to recycle boots like that... can't wait to see the finished product. The baby birds in all your recent posts are just adorable!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Clever Annie! The bits of bags really look good, and I love seeing the birds, too.

Paula’s Place said...

Loving the boot bag

Quiltedtime said...

Annie, you are so ingenious! I would have never thought of saving old boots.

You bird picture is exquisite!

Thimbleanna said...

Very, very clever Annie! And just look at those hungry babies -- what a great picture!!!

Madara said...

Very cool work! It inspired me to recycle my boots too! Happy holidays!

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