Sunday, October 31, 2010

Bags : Snowflakes




One month ago I went with my neighbour friend to a flea market; she told me she had so much linen, doilies, tableclothes, etc. from her mother, grandmother and aunt that she wanted to get rid of them. So we went to the market and sold almost nothing ..... But I was secretly very happy about that :) I loved all this old stuff and my mind was already going crazy with ideas what I could do with all these old textiles. So, we did a deal, she wanted some old porcelain plate from me and I got the doilies; and a lovely bouquet of button flowers gave me the old linen ! And I had to promise her that she would be the first to see the first creation with it. Well, I did keep my promise, and as a consequence my friend Anne is posing on the pictures of my first snowflake bag too. She was happily surprised to see her old doilies making such a lovely appearance and loves the snowflake bag (so I will make her one).

I have a lot of lovely beige, grey and white woollen fabrics (loden fabric), almost like very thick felt, and the doilies look great on those fabrics. So, I made this bag of such woollen fabric, lined it with beige cotton and put a large metal white zipper in it. On both sides I sewed the doilies, and I sewed a strap of heavy cotton webbing with large vintage mother of pearl buttons on one side of the bag. It's big and beautiful ! And it could go directly into this week's EST challenge because of the snowflakes :)

And it is for sale in my etsy shop ! Lots of snowflake bags still to come .....

6 comments:

Nancy van den Boom said...

How nice Petronella! I love the snowflakes and the bag is cute. Very good for the season to come! Good luck with them in your shop.

Star of the East said...

How can one ever want to get rid of their doilies is a mystery for me, glad you were there to safe them :)
Lovely bag!

Lucie said...

I love doilies! and your bag is lovely, well done Petronella!

ingermaaike said...

Old junk to one is priceless treasure to the next, yayy for doing grand deals and creating beauty :)

donauluft said...

great idea! ..and great that there are always a few people who don´t need their treasures any more!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Beautiful new life for the old creations of someone!