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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / my first try at making bottletop earrings on: March 31, 2009 06:15:45 PM
hey this is my first time at making jewelry at all lol. But I had some bottlecaps lying around from my hubby and was like lets see what I could make out of these. My husband thought I was crazy hammering like a mad women lol. Hey I had fun gettin all my frustration out lol.
Its was hard to get the caps flat without denting but in certain spots you see little mistakes.But I still like the end result and I will just keep makin more.  
Any suggestions or comments would be great . Thanks for checkin it out!

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / blue corduroy totebag on: March 28, 2009 08:03:47 PM
Well I just made another bag. I love upcycling and its great to reuse what you already have and no spend a dime lol.
With this bag I used an old button snap shirt. It was a little difficult sewing close to the buttons but I did pretty well I think. The other fabric I used for the side, straps and bottom was a corduroy materail off course from pants lol. I really engoyed working with that material because it was so durable to work with.
The inside for the liner was black and I added a pocket to the inside.

The other bag with the monkey is from a t-shirt I loved so much but didn't fit me anymore. I love monkeys.  Cheesy
I used old jeans for the sides and for the straps.
I hope you guys enjoy and let me know what you think.  
Thanks for lookin  Grin

3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / (tote bag) new life to old clothes on: March 23, 2009 09:12:28 AM
Ok so On my day off decided to pull out my trusty sewing machine and get started. I had some old clothes that I had been collecting for a project like this. So I got to work and cut up my old jeans that didn't fit anymore and my mom had dropped off a bag of clothes that I could use. found a shirt I could use for it. The lining was from prexisting fabric I had lying around and here's the outcome. I really like it a lot. Its been awhile  since I got back into sewing.So  let me know what you think.
I was thinking about starting a etsy store but I'm not sure yet. We will see.

Hope you like it!

Ignore the  kitty in the pic the kids thought it would look nice lol!

close up on the front

black lining inside with pocket

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