I had fun today spending some quality time with Rhys. Here are some recent pictures.
Last night I had an opportunity to get some sewing done. I started an idea book and one of those ideas happened after I was cleaning up a bit and found that I had 6 pairs of jeans sitting on the floor next to the box that has all the fabric samples my Mom sent me. Since I was done for now going through all those samples I was ready for a new project and in a good place to try out one of these ideas.
In my fabric stash I have been purchasing 1/2 yards online and getting them in the reminent piles where ever I go shop and realized that I have acquired a nice pile. In fact I just got 3 more 1/2 yards in today from some a place I forgot about. Anyway I decided to combine the 1/2 yards with the jeans to make simple totes.
The first test subject was an old pair of my step-mother’s black jeans that she doesn’t fit into anymore (too big for her now). I also have about 1/2 yard left of a red floral fabric that I used for my coin purses. I cut off the legs of the jeans just below the knees and cut out the seam and inserted a strip of the floral patter. I cut one of the back pockets out of the jeans and used that as a pocket on the outside. I would have added more but the bag was on the smaller side. The lining is the floral fabric with no pockets. I didn’t have enough of the floral fabric and I honestly didn’t want to add any pockets. This was just my test subject.
For this being an actual result of an idea that I had I really liked out it turned out. I think for next time I’ll use cotton webbing when it seems fit (i.e. colors match, etc) for the handles in case I don’t have enough fabric. I could use the jeans now that I think about it and I might if it fits. I just determine that during the bag making process since each pair of jeans are a different size from the previous pair.
WOOOHOOOOO Devore Jones Designs is now listed at Craftytips.com.
As promised, here are the 5 newest additions to Devore Jones Designs. Made from recycled fabric.
I haven’t been happy with the way my blog looks. So bare with me as I find something that best represents who I am.
As some of you are sleeping in, reading the paper at your favorite local coffee shop or working (like me) today. This is one of my favorite pictures of my son Rhys. It was taken about a year ago and I just happened to be sitting in the chair next to the couch when I looked over and saw this cute little display of “copying daddy”. This is why I had children.
Where did that come from?
Well since I’m at work right now (on my lunch break) and for the last 3 days I have been looking at a very pretty bouquet of flowers a co-worker gave me to cheer me up. I haven’t been happy here (not going into details) and she brightened my side of the printer with these pretty Iris’. So I took a picture because I wanted to post it here and while I was saving, I found the picture of Rhys. There you go!
Here is that picture:
Just a reminder to everyone that I’m having a 50% off sale at my Etsy Shop. I’m really inspired with new designs and fabrics that it was time to get rid of the old to make room for the new. All my solid color tote bags are on sale. Go check it out!
Also, I added 6 new clutches to the shop and I have 5 more that just need snaps. I posted the pictures a few posts ago, but I wanted to let you know if the new additions coming soon. Check back here for a preview.