Saturday, January 23, 2010

an altered dollar bag!

There is a challenge at Altered Art Junkies to alter a bag that only costs one dollar.

I saw this bag at our local milk quick stop place and thought, oh what the hell...I've got some cotton quilt squares, I'll see what I can come up with.
I machine stitched down the cotton fabric pieces and then hand stitched the flowers. For the simple flowers, I folded the fabric, ironed it and tied the center w/jute. The felt and button are Fancy Pants stash.

So, here's some pics of the bag. It's big and will hold a ton of stuff when I take Matthew to Aldi's.

-before-

-after-



oh no...I just had a thought. Will this make me a bag lady? lol!!!

It's a beautiful sunny day. I'm off and out the door for a long walk with the dog.
happy saturday,
~patti




6 comments:

Marti said...

What a great idea Patti. I bet Matthew will love carrying that around for his groceries!!! :)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

this is just too adorable!

SAR girls said...

I would gladly call myself a bag lady if I could carry this cool bag around!

mustangkayla said...

OMGOSH Patti! Super cool bag! Love it1 I keep thinking I need to take bags like this to the grocery store to 'recyle and be green' but by the time I get a diaper bag and two kiddos in the car...I'm lucky if I remember my pruse! :)

Jamilie said...

LOVE IT!! I'm sending you my bags so you can make them HIP! :-)

Julie Ann Shahin said...

It's gorgeous, you'll be the most stylish one there!!!! Matt will be so proud. :) Let's connect on CKC.