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Finishing Projects For The Move

Discussion in 'Social' started by becvan, Apr 23, 2007.

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  1. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt! Premium Member

    Hi all.

    I am attempting to get some projects finished up before I move and I feel compelled to share this one.

    My grandma passed away a few years ago. I was close to her and still miss her a lot. She, and my grandfather, were the only leather workers in our area. If you could think of it, they made or repaired it.

    When my grandma died I inherited a hat from her (it's crazy but I love it) and an old vest that she had made. The vest was huge! I only used the vest on Halloween (I would dress up as a cowgirl, hehehe) and wanted to get better use of it. So, I turned the vest into a purse.

    I started Saturday night and cut everything and finished it last night. There isn't a stitch in it. I just used a few lacing patterns to make it.

    So anyways, this is what it looks like. I just wanted to share it as it's special to me (and I think I did an okay job!)


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  3. madjon

    madjon Active Member

    looks good
  4. batgirl

    batgirl I'm a VIP

    It looks really good... you're very creative. I like making jean purses.
  5. becvan

    becvan Queen of the Blunt! Premium Member

    Thanks guys.

    Jean purses eh? I used to have this bag (and it was a bag, it was huge) that I had made out of a pair of jean overalls, it was the funniest thing you ever seen! It looked just like a pair of overalls missing the legs! LOL

    I never thought of that as creative. Thank you.

  6. Linda

    Linda Well-Known Member

    That's so gorgeous. You are an artist, really.
  7. jods

    jods Well-Known Member

    Bec you are a very creative person, it looks amazing! I'm sure your grandma would be proud of the work you put into it.
  8. zoe

    zoe Well-Known Member


    That is such a cool idea. It's like caring good memories with you wherever you go! The purse looks great!
  9. pandora

    pandora I'm a VIP

    What a great idea. i love these types of sedimental items! Take Care
    Hope your move is going well and I hope it brings you all that you deserve (you and your son too)
    Take Care
  10. Grama-Herc

    Grama-Herc I'm a VIP

    Hey Bec! I like to do the same type of things. My mother required a sit down ironing board when I was a child and now I have it. The top is wood so I am going to decopauge some childhood/adult pics on the top and now I will have the coolest end table going on.
    I can also appreciate the moving part. I am moving to a townhouse AND moving my m other from her place into the same place AUGH--- to moving, but 2 residences at once is a killer to my stress level. Anyway, cool what you created. Good therapy isn't it? HERC
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