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Art with my Needle ~ A change of purpose

It seems a long time since I wrote about any craft work. That does not mean I have given up completly. The long dreary short dark winter days with the addition of an eye problem, for which, I am still awaiting a call for surgery, meant that the time I spend working with needles of any kind has been greatly reduced. I do have several projects on the go, but only two were completed this week.

It is amazing the items you discover when clearing and decluttering cupboards!

Two bags and some purple lining

Two bags and some purple lining

Two bags that came as a gift, with the purchase of make-up, a couple of years ago. Some purple lining left over from bridesmaids outfits, from Elly’s wedding.

And a silver belt…

A silver belt

A silver belt

So I decide to have a little fun and make an internal divider with pockets,

Divider with pockets

Divider with pockets

Oops! That photo above is rather blurred, but it gives you the idea!

and home made bias binding

making bias binding

making bias binding

Then I altered the belt.

belt to bag handle

belt to bag handle

I stitched the smaller bag to the back of the larger one as an outside pocket. Then I removed the belt buckle and replaced it with a trinket (another discovery in a drawer!).

Buckle replaced with decoration

Buckle replaced with decoration

The finished bag:

finished product

To prove it works a peek inside…

proof it works

The pack of tissues can be moved to the other side of the divider and my mobile phone will then fit in the pocket.

I had a good reason for the long ribbon with the thingy on the end (anyone know the correct name ?)

Reason for the ribbon

Reason for the ribbon_

The thingy keeps my Moo cards, USB key, trolly token and little cards all in one place and easy to find without rummaging around in the bottom of my bag!

Coffee with a friend this morning… just the occasion to use it!