Sunday, April 10, 2011

March Bag challenge.' Embellish It'

The March Bag challenge over at Frosted Petunia's was to take an extisting bag and to 'Embellish It'. Not having a suitable bag to use I popped into my local charity shop and picked up 3 bags which I thought would be ideal to change. I then let my followers decide which bag they wanted me to change the most. The cream bag below came out as the winner. So what to do with it. Firstly, I discarded the gold threaded strip of material on the bag flap and replaced with a piece of pale pink velvet and attached the leather buckle back on. Then I added a piece of 20yr old lace over the top and made a flower using a different 20yr old vinatage lace ,17 yr old ivory satin and some beads.

Add a bit more bling.........


And this is the result.




As previously mentioned I said that once completed I would offer the bag up as a giveaway so if you would like the chance to own this bag then just be a follower and leave a comment on this post (saying you would like the bag)and I will pick a winners name out of the hat next Sunday April 10th 23.00 hrs (GMT).



Linking this to Handmade Monday.











29 comments:

Carolee Crafts said...

So pretty, altered art and such fun, thank you for sharing

Wendy said...

Well done - you wouldn't know it was the same bag!

Thanks for taking part in HM x

Kazies Magical Designs said...

well done youve done a great job I think its often harder to alter an item then starting from scratch xxx

cj said...

What a great way to make a new bag!

loody said...

Beautiful!!!

Picto said...

I love browsing around charity shops, you can find so much to play about with, really liking the finished bag.

Jan x

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Wow, I just love doing that altered makes. All that lovely vintage lace as well. It's beautiful - what a great challenge.
Rebecca x

Sherry Edwards said...

You've embellished the bag beautifully Mrs A, I love your stash of vintage bits and pieces.

I had the same thought as you about my doll's skirt doubling up as an abacus! Thanks for the funny (yacht) email - OMG!!!

Carrie said...

wow Mrs A.. what a transformation!! It is stunning.. I so love the vintage look clothing..so super cool!!

Anna said...

That bag is simply gorgeous, you should feel very chuffed with yourself x

Frosted Petunias said...

Beautiful transformation! The lace is gorgeous and I don't think my monitor can really do it justice. Touches of bling are perfect with the vintage look. Great job and thank you for sharing and playing along :)

Anna

Rachael said...

What a great make over....it looks lovely.

Susie said...

This is just stunning! I always admire this stuff, I can't ever imagine how to put something like this together, altho before I start it seems *easy*. Wonderful.

Ali said...

What a great way to recycle and create a brand new, cool bag!

Twiglet said...

Oh I do love a bit of upcycling - the bag is gorgeous - would be just perfect for the Spring wedding Wipso and I are going to!!

Suzanne said...

Great transformation, something so pretty from something so plain.
Hugs Sue x

Sister Shirley said...

Love the lace detailing! Very nice indeed.

Faye said...

Very, very pretty, a successful project I'd say! xxx

dreamstar said...

Brilliant end result, well done. Great fun to join in a challenge. Thanks for posting the blog link.

Susan Allan said...

Thanks for your lovely story. My pond is quite small and when the ducklings arrive we have to open the garden gate to let them down to the village stream.
I think ducks are stupid. They never think of how to get the babies out alive.

I love your little bag make-over.
Sue xx

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Hello again Mrs A,
I have a blog award for you - so pop over to my blog to pick it up and have a good day!
Rebecca x
http://cauliflowercupcake.blogspot.com/

Terry Oulboub said...

Hello there Mrs. A. I've missed some of your post and see a sweet little Stanley standing there posed and ready to gallop around. Now that Mr. Monkey has specs, I don't know that he'll take kindly to having to share his space. :-) Your purse turned out to be so fantastic! I love that you can take an old bag and turn it into something fabulous. I'm sure the old bags walking around would like that too! Love the beautiful flowers and lace - it's so elegant. Hugs!

Jo said...

Well of course I would like the bag...pretty please!! :) You have done a great job on it...I love all the little details you have added, they give it a great vintage feel!

Jo

Susan said...

That is absolutely stunning! You did a great job on it... clever you!
I would like to be in the running for the bag... it's my birthday on Friday so fingers crossed that my name is chosen!
Susan xxox
http://stamponme.blogspot.com/

oneoff said...

That's very pretty, very delicate and very you Mrs A. Luvverly!

Bx

prsd4tim2 said...

I loved seeing what you are doing with the bag. It's gorgeous!

Chrysalis said...

What a great idea for a challenge, and I love your take on it. You deserve to win! x

Selma said...

This is really a beautifl bag now. I like how you are working with beats and satin.

Selma again said...

I mean BEADS.... I am sorry ...my bad English.