Thursday, 13 November 2008

Bottoms up!


Its been relentless rain here today which has scuppered my plans to show you the contents of Miss T's bag.


So I have this to show you instead. It's my completed scrap challenge. The 'bottom' of these jeans was sitting on my table (ha ha) at the same time as all my scraps and suddenly, inspiration struck! I'd been wanting to make an apron with the bottom for ages, but was undecided on the best way to do it. In the end, I extended the top with a bit of leg, put the waistband back on, and hey presto! Recycled jeans, complete with flowers growing out of the pockets.




18 comments:

Gina said...

That is fabulous Julia... love it!

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Ooohhh what a fab idea, my ten year old (who is currently peering over my shoulder) thinks their "cooool". She has an old pair of jeans that I want to re-use, but I think she will get more use out of a jean bag!

I wish I had a waist that small too!lol

cheers Alex

CurlyPops said...

Now that is amazing! Love it!

Kathi D said...

I've seen blue jean bags before, I have even made a few, but never have I seen one so cute!!!

dottycookie said...

What a brilliant idea! I love it!

Marmadaisy said...

Jeanius! (couldn't resist!)
I've made bags before, but never thought of an apron. It's brilliant!

jennyflower said...

God, you've been busy! I love that apron, sometimes materials just tell you don't they. I enjoyed 'looking through' your new book too. Mum has loads of 1940's knitting books and I love browsing them. (though they are more suited to your waist measurment than mine-maybe I'll make my million with 'the ration diet'-minus the whale meat of course!)

Tracy said...

Just love it, Julia...fantastic!! :O)Happy weekend ahead ((HUGS))

solsticedreamer said...

fantastic~really cute!

wish my talents went so far! i have bought some black ribbon to customise a dress that reveals a bit too much however!

Indigo Blue said...

This is a great idea. Lovely clear photo to. i aggree about the lovely waistline too, (grren envy monster)!

peppermintpatcher said...

nice work - you clever recycler!

twiggypeasticks said...

Very clever idea and VERY pretty, well done
Twiggy x

Sharon said...

It's lovely!

Suzie Sews said...

adorable...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Brilliant idea to recycle old jeans into an apron - the flowery embellishments add the perfect touch!!

Helen said...

what a great idea! You must have had so much fun making this.

Bethel of Bethania said...

G'day Julia
Love your recycled jeans made into an apron ... very ingenious ... OOroo ... Bethel of Bethania

Lisa Isaacs said...

Wow! I haven't been to visit for a little while, but am glad I did now. This is gorgeous!