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Friday, April 23, 2010

Do you remember..

Do you all remember these pages of decorator books? Friends Sue and Alicia brought a truck load home from a shop that was closing. Well I'm still coming up with ways to use the pieces of fabric. Remember the stockings at Christmas? They were made from this pile.

And yesterday I made this from that pile. How cute is this? It's a diaper bag! Made from 20 different plaids and a piece of upholstery fabric from the bottom of the bag and handles.
Any boy will love it. In fact, Mom and Dad love it. I sent a pic to my niece and she can't wait to receive it, along with goodies.

I was sooo impressed with myself, that I started another one. This one will be for my cousin.
This one is also made with about 20 pieces, but with a cotton bottom. I love the pinks and yellows together. You can even see my label. I wanted it to look professional and not homemade.
I'm still working on the inside. I want there to be a lot of pockets. I have to figure out what to use for handle on this one. I don't think that cotton will be strong enough. So today I will be shopping around. I'm having so much fun, that I cut out 4 of these bags. But not all will be diaper bags. I really can have a purse for every day, every outfit. And this is all Thanks to Gail. She gave me this great idea.

Take care and have a wonderful weekend, Brandie


Sue-Anne said...

I love the bags Brandie! What a great idea.

Anonymous said...

You hit the motherlode with those samples! Freat purse, too.

Anonymous said...

I mean Great purse! LOL

Lori said...

Such a great idea!!! And it looks fantastic!!

Diane H said...

Hi Brandie, just got caught up on your last few posts. You have a lot going on! Love your bags, that sample fabric is amazing - I wish I was your cousin! Ohh those colours, great job.