Tuesday, 26 August 2008

A Rockin' Good Time

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 ...


A pendant


The obligatory hair clips with some more in the making


A key ring


A brooch


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!

15 comments:

dottycookie said...

Pretty pretty! My two need new hairclips for the new term and I'm a bit bored with the felt covered ones I've been making. Buttons sewn straight on could be just the thing ...

Helen said...

Lovely things! I do like demin with cotton prints - great combination, and those flower appliques are very cute!

Gina said...

Gosh you've been busy! I love that Liberty print lining. Joe came back from Reading intact (and very dirty) but Ben is full of cold too!

Marmadaisy said...

You've been busy! I was in River Island at the weekend and they were selling button hairclips. Copycats they are!!!

twiggypeasticks said...

You busy bee, I love the bags and the buttony pretty things are lovely. How do you make buttons?
Twiggy x

jennyflower said...

Lovely lovely buttony, denimy, liberty, nippley goodness! I have been doing button hair slides too and have sore super-gluey fingers. I saw some with shank buttons slid onto a kirbi-grip and gued very easy but very dangerous!

peppermintpatcher said...

A highly productive time!

Leni and Rose said...

Oh goodness - so much gorgeous stuff here! I just love the denim bag with applique and - oh my, I'm fainting in delight - vintage Liberty lining!!! Just gorgeous!!

Tracy said...

Fabric and beads...my favorites! ;o) LOVE what's happening with the old jeans...your bag is wonderful, those appliques and trims are fetching. Super buttons...they make great additons to jewelry/accessories... Happy craftings...and keep well ((HUGS))

summerfete said...

Cute ideas!! I am passing on the 'tree of happiness' award to you as I love your blog!

solsticedreamer said...

love your work so much, especially the hair clips! so cute

by reading you mean the reading festival yes? golly not been there for a long long time! last time was to see Nirvana :)

joannabags said...

SO SO SO pretty. Your stuff is just amazing. I am literally drooling. I may have to go and cut some of my husbands jeans up.................

Indigo Blue said...

Crikey! You did have fun! What a collection of lovely things. The one you are not sure of can you make two and have earrings?

Moiface said...

I want to marry that key ring!

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Your stash looks similar to mine - in fact, I'm surprised you didn't guess what my WIP project is (that's a big hint!)