Firstly, I want to say WOW! I thought I had a great unique idea, and then I saw the wonderful stuff everyone else has made! Good work everyone!
Okay, so I don't go by envirocraft for nothing... this challenge really excited me!
Here's what I ended up with (I didn't buy anything to make this project!)
I bought a new bathing suit a while back (I just so happened to find one at costco I liked, and when you find bathing suits you like, even if it's minus 40 degrees outside, and you have no plans of a trip to mexico, you buy it!!!)
It came on one of those plastic body forms. The body form had found its way into my blue bin recycling. I put my recycling out that week. They didn't come pick up that week, and what a blessing in disguise.
So I decided to paint the inside inspired by my sister's (unfinished) art at my mom's house:
I drew the pattern I wanted on the inside with permanent marker
It was very weird drawing in the boob cavities and the "downstairs" region! LOL
I then painted it with acrylics... with a mishap along the way:
Blue paint on my chocolate brown curtains
I have a very small work area, so sometimes stuff like this happens (I cleaned it up right away and it mostly came out!)
I sewed a fabric bag from my stash, and inserted it. I added eyelets (also from stash) in the plastic so if it was heavy the plastic wouldn't rip, and added ribbon as handles (the ribbon came from Retmains shopping bag!)
The fabric bag is only attached by the ribbon strap so it can be taken out for washing if need be!
And here's how it looks:
(Inside-the tissue paper roses beside it were made by my boyfriend for me for our one year anniversary! He's SO SWEET!!!)
I had a lot of fun making it. It's not all that "grocery bag-y" so I think what I might do is put a longer and wider strap on it to make it more of a shoulder bag.
I hope you like it too! Don't forget to vote when the time comes!