Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More bags

The big advantage of being a teacher, are the many holidays. The kids and me have the same holidays. This week is autum holiday week. And besides doing all kind of creative things with the children... I have been busy making more bags.
We made some felt toadstool candle lights
My oldest son made this building from Kapla blocks
My doughter had this little wool dress when she was two years old. I was always in love withe the little dress, so I saved it in a box. Until now. I made two bags out of them.
with the dress, my husband old jacket, fabrics and ribbons from my moms attic....
I started to make the two bags
I love to sort out were to put al the pieces.
And here you see the result.


Today I found my moms old favorite knitted vest... I think I'm going to suprise her with .... a bag.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Heleen, We love your blog and I love your bags that you make. We look at your blogs regularly and enjoy looking at them. Both you and Corry are very creative. If you dont know what to do with your bags when you are done making them, My mom and I would love to have one. Now we go shopping for Mary Englebright material on line. Wish us luck. Say hi to Corry. Love Wendy and Tanta Anneke

debbie said...

WOW! Your bags are just gorgeous! Beautiful use of so many different fabric sources.

Jan said...

What a super way to recycle what we would normally just throw out. The bags look really great so many different textures and put together so creatively. I love them.

Yummers! said...

Your bags are so whimsical and unique! I think you really have a good idea going for you. Maybe it's time to think of a little business.
Joni

Guðrún said...

So you keep on with your designs, great job as usual.

kristin said...

i love all the recycled goodness you put into your bags. they already come with memories :)

Barbara said...

what a cool idea ! Love your bags, but pay attention!!!......you need warm clothes next time:))))!!

Meggy said...

Those bags are just terrific. I love the detail.

Mirre said...

These bags are wonderful, and the previous one you made as well!!

kathy said...

This post is too cute! I wish I had an attic with so many beautiful treasures! You have an amazing eye for knowing what goes well together and a great sense of humor!

atet said...

Ohh -- that bag made out of your daughter's dress is amazing. And what wonderful memories you have when you use it!