Over the past few days my creative mode has taken over!
My house is a mess and my blog has been neglected but I am getting projects complete that have been in the making for some time now.
Here is the lovely shadow box frame that I won in a giveaway from Bertie at
http://aunt-mays-cottage.blogspot.com/ As I began to frame some of the photos from our weekend at Boone Hall I realized this frame was perfect. I used the tin type of hubby and I along with several vintage buttons and lace. Then I tackled something that has been waiting for action for some time. A vintage purse frame was calling out to be transformed! The light fabric for the outside shell and the green fabric for the lining. Then I dug through my stash of lace and vintage buttons and 'ta-da', here is the finished purse:).
After cleaning out my closet I realized I had some lovely velvets (ok, I got something in the house cleaned:). So I set to work on making some of the purses I see other ladies carrying at the reenactments (these purses are two pouches that drape over the arm). I didn't have a pattern so I made my own:).
From brown velvet skirt to...
brown velvet pouch purse.
Here is the inside view with vintage buttons to hold the pouch closed (the tassel trim is leftover from the shower curtain dress:).
From velvet dress to...
velvet pouch purse with black fringe trim.
Inside view of the pouch purse.
The great part was that no shopping was involved! Everything was made with things I already had:).
There is great pleasure in creating with what you have at hand.
What have you created lately without having to purchase anything?