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Monday, March 18, 2013

As Promised ~

Okeedokee....
 
so here is what the little hooked mat,
 denim fabric and polkadot fabric turned into this afternoon...
a sweet messenger bag!
 
 
my old cage dress-form displays the new bag ~


I machine sewed the denim to the linen edges of the rug,
...then handstitched on the tortoise-shell rings for the strap...
 
 

love those polkadots!

...the strap is also made from the denim,
and I added a magnetic closure to the top/inside of the purse...
 
 

I can smell the lavender already ~ soon it will be here!!


and as an added touch,
I made sure the pocket of the old bluejeans were put to good use...
...now I won't lose my cellphone down the bottom of the bag!
 
 
 

nice touch!


Oh!
I just realized this little bag
is thee perfect size to carry my tablet in too!
ha!! ...electonics on the go!
 



old meets new = love!
 
I think I'll design a couple different versions of this style purse to hook...
and, perhaps I'll offer them as patterns for you all to make one for yourselves too ~
 
...any suggestions or comments?
 
~ have a beautiful evening ~
 
Lori from
Notforgotten Farm

28 comments:

Val Reaves said...

Well done! Love the mixture of rug hooking, fun lining and recycling beloved blue jeans...great innovation! Always fun to check in with what you're doing!
Val in Kansas

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Hi Val! Thanks!!!
~Lori

quiltsbycheri said...

just lovely, a beautiful mix.....

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jennifer768 said...

Love it!Such a great design.Hugs,Jen

Michele said...

LOVE!

annie said...

I love this Lori, it is just fabulous!

Jane said...

The cute things you just "whip up" are just amazing! Love that sweet design.

MartyG said...

Very cute. I like this a lot. MartyG

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love it! I love the mix of the traditional and modern, wonderful idea.

thesimplequiet said...

OH My GOODnEss!!! Love, love the bag! Patterns? Yes, please!

rebecca

primitivebettys said...

Oh I love it!!! :-)

Marlene said...

So clever. I love the jean pocket...brilliant!
I can smell the lavender too!

janet said...

Very nice..

Tansy Annie Studio said...

So Cute! Now I am showing my age here, but it reminds me of the sixties when we recycled our jeans! Or was it the 70's?hummm Anyway I wish I had kept some of those bags! Now this is a great upgrade! I love to punch!:) Patterns would be great!

denise said...

too cute! denise

Cammie said...

Love it Lori!!
~Cammie

Karen said...

Lori I'm in love with the hooked bag...it's just gorgeous!
Blessings,
Karen

NMK said...

I LOVE this darling bag !!!! Love the denim pocket !!! I save old jeans to mend my sons jeans....this is a much better use for them !!!

Penny said...

Wow, Lori!! You come up with THEE best things!!!

Ronda Walker said...

Lori, I'd love to buy the pattern, I bet others would as well.

Saundra said...

As always, you managed to develop something wonderful.

Saundra

msmartello said...

Love this Lori!

Maureen

Cinlyn said...

Love it! Another great upcycle for old jeans.....

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Love it! what a fun purse!!! OLM

thesimplethyme said...

Love it Lori!..I so wanted to guess it would be a purse...excited to see the designs!..

TeresaM said...

Love it!!! I'm into the pocket making right now too! Just can't seem to get enough of them!!!

wheatenwoolens said...

What a Great little purse! I would love to have a pattern.
I love to visit your blog to get inspired.
I have recently started my own blog, but I have a lot to learn.

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