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From: multicraftymom
Date: 06-02-2007, 09:53 AM (1 of 8)
I am really into recycling my daughters clothes and using them as applique, embellishments, or small sewing projects for them. I use clothes that they dont fit into/wear anymore and slice off buttons, embellishments, bows, ribbon, and anything else.

Well, this purse here that I made for my dd#1 is made of a recycled romper (that was dd#2's) for the body of the bag and then K.'s receiving blanket that was hardly ever used but I still held onto it for some reason, was used for the lining, handle, closure tab, and applique. It was just a "Sew it as it comes to mind" project for me.



detail of applique and button (which the felt flower was from one of L.'s old summer dress and the pink button was from a jacket that didn't fit K. anymore)

K. with the purse
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User: multicraftymom
Member since: 06-01-2007
Total posts: 7
From: Magot
Date: 06-02-2007, 11:13 AM (2 of 8)
That is really cute! Have you visited - it should be right up your street.
love and kisses, Jan
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Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: MissTaraTara
Date: 06-02-2007, 11:55 AM (3 of 8)
What a darling little purse. I'm sure it will be filled with girly things in no time .

By the way . . .I love the black and white photos of your girls blowing bubbles.....adorable!:smile:
User: MissTaraTara
Member since: 01-24-2006
Total posts: 227
From: cshortsew
Date: 06-02-2007, 02:29 PM (4 of 8)
The purse is very cute!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
User: cshortsew
Member since: 06-28-2006
Total posts: 380
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 06-02-2007, 03:25 PM (5 of 8)
Look at how pleased DD is with her purse.. That smile caught my eye first thing! ! ! !
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
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From: MartySews2
Date: 06-02-2007, 06:11 PM (6 of 8)
Cute purse and adorable daughter. Sounds like you are having a lot of fun.:love:
User: MartySews2
Member since: 05-03-2007
Total posts: 293
From: Patty22
Date: 06-02-2007, 06:49 PM (7 of 8)
Really, really cute things you've made as well as the purse for your daughter!

I was a SAHM and they were the very best years. I never regret one minute of the precious time I was able to spend with my kids. Bravo to you!!! :up:
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: multicraftymom
Date: 06-02-2007, 07:35 PM (8 of 8)
Thank you everyone for the excellent compliments!

Yes Patty22 I love being a SAHM. I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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User: multicraftymom
Member since: 06-01-2007
Total posts: 7
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