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

12 comments:

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, a Sometimes Blogger 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

Carmel Morris 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@727m2 - a garden diary 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!

Muddling Through said...

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

Paula Shaw 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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