Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A green sweater to purse re-fashion!

I am LOVING how it turned out!  I had originally planned to offer this in my shop, but I changed my mind.  This baby is my new purse/diaperbag.

Aren't the cables pretty?  And I didn't have to spend days making them.  Awesome.  Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy knitting/crocheting, but sometimes it's nice to bust something out in a naptime!  Which is about how long this took me.
I say about because it would have taken a naptime had I not broken three, yes, three needles.  Oy.
Can I just add that before this time I had never broken a needle.  Ever.  I was pretty annoyed.  But, in the end I won, the machine worked and the purse turned out exactly how I envisioned.  I love it when that happens.
Here's a pretty parting shot of the fabric I chose to line it with.  It was just something I had in my stash, but it was perfect. :)


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10 comments:

  1. so pretty! it turned out fabulously!!!

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  2. Great job - and that was FAST!

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  3. I love your purse! I love the color you used too. I wish I could make one of these!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites! Hope you'll link up again next week. Also, please stop by this Thursday for my Christmas Recipe Party!

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  4. Love this and It would be great if you would link it over at my Upcycled/repurposed/ recycleable linky party: http://tinyurl.com/upcycled26

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  5. Hello! I found you at Life as Lori and I am loving your blog! I wanted to invite you to enter my $30 CSN giveaway going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays!

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  6. I love this cute purse. Found your link through craftaholics. I will look around to see if you have any tutorials, would love to learn how to make some of this stuff! Thanks!!

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  7. LOVE it! Trying to think if I have any sweaters in need of recycling... I definitely want to give this one a try!

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  8. This looks amazing!! I wish I could sew :)

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