Mr MK was away this weekend. Getting cold, dirty, muddy, drunk, tired and hungry at Reading. He thoroughly enjoyed himself but I am now suffering the consequences as he seems to have picked up a cold and is now languishing pathetically on the sofa. Jimmy spent most of his time at the skate park, and so I spent my entire weekend alone in the workroom recycling. BLISS!
I made some bags from old pairs of jeans:
This one is lined with an old sheet!
I tried some applique - I don't think i'm very good at it, but this umpteenth attempt is passable.
This bag is lined with vintage Liberty Print. It is an entire fluke that all the lines match up. I didn't notice until I took the picture! The Liberty prints came from a friends mother who used to make her own clothes and had a wardrobe clearout. There's nothing quite like the feel of a Liberty print and I would never use a new length to line a bag with, so this has been a treat!
I made covered buttons with the scraps:
I cut out loads of purses. There are a few Liberty designs, and I used vintage buttons too.
Then onto the button stash. I thought this would make a nice choker with some black velvet ribbon.
A ring - unfinished ...
The obligatory hair clips with some more in the making
A key ring
Hmm.. not sure ..
And then onto beads... I love hat pins. I made 2. I think I might order some more parts.
I haven't had this much fun on my own for ages!