Thursday, November 8, 2007

My mom's vest....


Last time I blogged (I'm sorry it took me two weeks to blog again but I've been very occupied with school)I wrote about finding my mom's old favorite vest and I wanted to suprise her with a bag.
Today I finished the bags.
Yes I managed to get three bags out of the vest and fabrics! So now I'm going to suprise my mom ánd my sister with a bag.

I do, however, have one bag left. And if there is someone who would like it? I'm willing to sell it! It's the bag on the next picture, the bag in the middle of the three bags. You can mail me.

The next weeks I'll be occupied with the Dutch Sinterklaas and our school art project about Africa. But I'm going to try to blog as often as I can!

20 comments:

Dutch scraps said...

Helen, what a loverly bags you make!

I am a bag addict, so I am nog going to buy yours beause I already have too many!!
What a nice idea to use knitted sweaters for this.

However, do you sell the pattern? If so I woulld be interested.

Sheri said...

Oh my gosh the bags are beautiful! I would be interested in the pattern too.
Sheri

Jeanne said...

The bags all turned out so cute. I know your sister is thrilled with hers. I love it when something new can be made from something else. You are a talented lady.

Leanne said...

What a kind and talented sister and daughter you are. The bags are lovely.

Yummers! said...

I waaaaaaaaant the pattern!!!! I waaaaaaaaant a bag!!!! You have just created something that would sell for a high price in a high end store. These are BEAUTIFUL! They have a folk art flair.
Joni
Thanks for the birthday wishes!!!

atet said...

Those bags are just lovely! What a great way to reuse a lovely vest/sweater and to have a great memory!

Meg said...

Oh my, oh my, I am star struck by your bags and crafty things, so clever! Thank you for adding me to your blog! I must do the same. Very nice to meet you Heleen. Regards

Fiona said...

Very lovely bags - I really like the combination of fabrics and especially that you used your Mum's favourite shirt.

Levin (and Emily) said...

Wow - the bags are fantastic - I am overwhelmed at how creative alot of people are - very, very talented.
I remember Sinterklaas - we used to celebrate it when I was young, but we have lived away from Holland for 36 years now, and we don't often celebrate anymore. I do however, put my tree up on this day.
Cheers
l
x

Marcie said...

Wonderful bags! Your family must be thrilled to have those bags! Nice job!

kristin said...

these are all wonderful!! hooray for recycling forgotten clothing. your mother is certainly blessed to have such creative daughters :)

elianne said...

wat een super tassen maak je, vind ze echt geweldig.

Mandi said...

you are samazing...I am going to try and make a bag sometime...wonderful work you clever girl...

het lieveheersbeestje said...

wat een prachtige tassen, en zo lief! Je moeder boft met zo'n lieve dochter!

Anonymous said...

beautiful

Mara said...

Beautiful bags

I. said...

Prachtige tassen! Is de tas al verkocht ;-)
Je hebt een erg leuke blog, Heleen!
Nog een fijne avond,

Christine said...

Wowww, your bags are soooo beautiful !! I`ve never made a bag myself up to now, but it´s definitely on top of my (very long) to-do list.

BR from Germany, Chris

Jikke's said...

Wat een geweldig leuke tassen.....SUPER!
Als je ze ook te koop hebt......

Groetjes Maud

D@nielle said...

wow this is lovely and such a nice idea to make it for your mother and sister !