I love to upcycle, which is a fancy term for taking one thing (like a pair of jeans and some men’s silk ties) and turning it into another thing (like a bag!).
I had some leftover tie bits from another art project, and they were so pretty I couldn’t bear to toss them. And, since you are all well aware of the way I clean up after myself, I also couldn’t — or didn’t– put them away in a tub on a shelf. So, after marinating on my worktable (you might also call this an ironing board. If I ever cleared it off so that I could iron.) the tie bits organized themselves into a very interesting pattern. I quickly sewed them together, and with the addition of some denim from a pair of worn out jeans, they all became a very cute bag:
I hope my niece doesn’t read my blog. If she does, I hope she has a short term memory, as this bag is destined for her Christmas gift (I know!! I’m so gonna beat the Christmas rush next December!!)