Monday, November 01, 2010

Thrifted Purse Handles

The thrift store is my purse handle store. At a dollar a whack, it's much cheaper to buy a purse to cut up than to venture to the sewing store.

This one was unusual, a single large bamboo arc with great metal clippies. I attached them to the body of the bag by running twill tape through them. It's fun to make stuff up!

Body of the bag is patchwork from the basket, and thrifted linen. Check for it in the shop.


A Dusty Frame said...

I love buying purses for the handles too:).

I've used them on knitted bags.

Lisa said...

That's a very cute bag!


BEER said...

What a lovely purse!! You are always good at hand work.

BEER said...

What a lovely purse!! You are alwasy good at hand work.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Very clever!

Kristi McInerney said...

This purse is just darling! Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Anna - I know you've heard this many times already, but I am so glad you are blogging again! Yesterday I was feeling kind of "down". I was checking my e-mail and don't even know why I clicked on Pleasant View Schoolhouse on my "Bookmarks" - because I knew you ended your blog last May. And there you were! I am considering you a gift from God. Edith Schaeffer wrote once that sometimes when we have been praying concerning something that it is not God's timing to answer, He sends us a "rose and a cup of tea" to let us know He is with us and we are in His thoughts - you are my "rose and cup of tea"!! God bless you and your family - you are in my prayers and thoughts.
- Esther

Lisa said...

Nice job on that frond-y pillow, Anna - the middy braid adds a nice touch. (I'm constantly looking for pillow inspiration lately!) Also, you're getting close to your 500th sale - good for you!!


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