Saturday, December 4, 2010
This is the stuff my crafty dreams are made of. I found this little tote bag at Walgreen's for $5.99 and had a $2.00 coupon. I just loved this little tote but I knew I had some fun stuff in the craftspace that would bump it up a bit. I had a left over feather boa from a Halloween costume and some jingle bells as well as a white plastic buckle. Also hanging around in the fabric stash is an old black velvet dress that had seen better days. In my sewing basket was a magnetic purse closure. Wow I had a bunch of cool stuff to add to this tote bag. I started by cutting off the not so nice black buttons. I saved them of course!! I hot glued the feather boa right over the white fur so it looks nice and full. I added the magnetic closure so that it was not just an open tote bag. (I was really impressed that this little bag for $5.99 came with a zipper pocket!) I used gold embossing powder on the white plastic buckle. I used the bells to cinch the bag up a bit. I spent about 1-1/2 hours on this tote bag and only took about 20 stitches to sew down the bottom insert that came with the bag but was not secured. Everything else was glued. I just love it and I bet I will be carrying it on Christmas eve. I hope you like it too. Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.