Here's my "Designer Purse" made from my late beloved's jeans. He loved wearing cargo type shorts, and I thought they would make a cute purse, and then have a reminder of him. I also used some of the leftover jeans to make a lined cosmetic bag.
Isn't this teacup a beauty? A sweet blogging friend sent this to me, along with the Earl Grey Tea canister. Don't you love the rim of the teacup? I think I need a cup of Earl Grey to perk me up, after all that sewing!
I cut out the pockets of the shorts, leaving enough fabric around to make a rectangle to the size that I wanted. You can see that there is a paint splatter on one of the pockets, for he was always helping someone paint or do any project that someone needed. I covered up the paint splatters with some flowers. Of course, I had to add some lace trim, for some added embellishment.
I lined the inside with some cheery polka dot fabric, and made pockets for sunglasses, etc.
Here's one of the sides, which I decorated with yo-yo flowers and used a zig zag stitch for the stems and leaves. On the sides of the purse, there were more paint splatters, and I covered those up with a tree and a sun. My "designer purse" is a sweet reminder of my hubby and I can carry a little bit of him with me.
Of course, it was pouring when I wanted to write my post, therefore, I'm sharing some fairy garden pictures that I took of the McKinney Home and Garden Show that I attended over the weekend. Isn't this one darling, with the Ferris wheel at the base of a huge tree?
This cute one was done in a vintage hat box, and as you can see it's a beach setting. What fun!
I am sharing this with these lovely parties:
Thanks for your visit! xo