For my Make-Live-Share project this week I headed to the scrap pile! As a hobby quilter and crafter, I can't seem to toss any worn/damaged clothes. Jeans, shirts and pants that are filled with holes head to my scrap pile. Today, I pulled a pair of jeans (with lots of fraying on the hem) off the pile and started snipping away. I had a vision of my completed project in my mind...and it was time to bring it to life!
Color Challenge I'm hosting at Creative Blooms Journey Challenges. I dyed some cream seam binding Kiwi Slice, Orange Creamsicle and Lavender Fusion. The cream also matched perfectly to the final color Butter Cream. After the seam binding dried, I formed a few blooms that would be able to be sewn onto the bag flap. Adding a few seed beads and sequins added the finishing touch to the flowers.
And look!!! Even my Little Mr. Mason wanted to join me in creating this project! Such a little stinker. :)
Spring Blooms flower diecuts, you'll see that they are full of Journey Sparkle Dust. I cut the flowers from New Day printed paper on some double sticky paper that acts as an all-over adhesive for the Sparkle Dust. It also helps make the paper more fabric-like. Now, the paper will not rip or tear when handled. WIN WIN! It may be difficult to tell, but I stamped the top flap with the Elegant Borders stamps (using Butter Cream ink). It's a faint addition, but ages the top flap quite a bit.
In the front corner of the bag, I sewed a Wooden Accent button and a sparkly flower to balance it out.
And not to forget the back of the bag, I continued the trail of green seam binding and added another sparkly flower and seam binding flower.