Monday, October 24, 2011

Destined for the Rubbish?

Or destined for Rebirth?  This post is for those of you who love the idea of transformation.  I have a friend who diligently keeps her eyes out for vintage treasures.  I can just see her, finger on chin, pondering..."Could there be something special in this shabby torn pile of rubbish?"  
Imagine her delight when she took a close look at the selvage, "Hand Printed in California".  This indeed was a unique find. 
 Let it go to the landfill?  Heaven forbid!  
Give it New Life? Absolutely!

And that is what we did!

20 comments:

Lori said...

Great job, the purse looks fantastic.

gwensews said...

Bravo!!!

Little Hunting Creek said...

Cute purse! Hand prited in California - what a grewat find!

Irene said...

That bag looks fantastic! Love the print.

Texan said...

Great use of the fabric!

Amanda S. said...

What a great bag! LOVE the print, I'm so glad your friend saved it!

Audrey said...

"one man's trash is another's treasure." Wonderful use of vintage fabric. I love the bag you made from it.

Laury said...

How absolutely cool is that!

Vanessa said...

Lovely!

Victoria said...

Nice salvage!!! So stylish!

Myra said...

Nice idea for a great fabric!

Joy said...

That's a selvedge salvage! What a great fabric and it works perfectly in a bag.

Bri said...

So glad you saved this very special fabric, this will be such a great bag!

kathy said...

I love old fabrics - and
giving them a new life.

Sew Country Chick said...

Adorable bag and perfect with the red lining.

Karin said...

Well done! It makes a gorgeous bag.

Eugenia said...

That is gorgeous! I really love the print and what a great way to use the fabric.

StephC said...

Wow! I love this!

Great job making a silk purse from a hog's ear... ;) So to speak..

Alexandra said...

This looks wonderful!

Caroline said...

I LOVE redos like this, giving something new life. So nice.