Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A Woven Silk Tote

The thrift stores around here have marked the winter clothes down to make way for spring stuff. I found a blazer made from this interesting woven silk--it looks like burlap, but feels supple and, indeed, silky. There was just enough to cut out a small tote, and use the sleeves for the tote handles.


A pretty floral lining.


A good way to get rid of some of my excess of velvet rosebuds. Credit to my mother for sewing that bugle bead to that leaf.


Hoping to do a shop update this weekend with this and other goodies.

11 comments:

...they call me mommy... said...

Absolutely, LOVE it! :)

Jenny said...

What a pretty repurposing! I was really bummed out that I missed our local consignment shops markdown sale due to weather and other obligations. They had all clothing to 75% off. You can never tell what treasures you might find. I got a suede shirt for about $2 last season because it had a line down one side of it. I thought it might be good for crafting, but wound up keep it for myself for a barn coat!
~Jenny~

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous colours against the blue wall. The little roses look so pretty.

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Very cute!!! I love it! :)

Shelley said...

My guess is that gorgeous little tote will last all of...3 minutes?

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous bag, especially the lining and decorations ...

Kate said...

Isn't raw silk wonderful? I made my husband a pair of turkish pants (for re-enacting) out of raw silk and he says they are the most comfortable pants to wear.

Mrs.Rabe said...

That is lovely Anna...the floral material adds just the right touch.

Alisa said...

That is absolutely gorgeous!

Lisateresa said...

Lovely! What an excellent idea.

Cupcake Nana said...

Anna,
I love your blog. I saw something that inspired me to tell you about...something you could do...it has Anna written all over it. A Pier 1 imports catalog features a darling apron on the front cover. The catalog is on line,and easy to find...your sewing is beautiful,so this might be of interest to you.

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