Wednesday, June 8, 2011

ARTFUL BAG CHALLENGE AND LOTS OF FUN

Once again I have gotten myself involved with a monthly challenge. For several years I participated in the monthly challenge at 'MindWideOpen'. But, alas, Gail closed the challenge.  Now I have found a new one to try my luck in.  Over at Frosted Petunia's, Anna has a challenge to make a handbag or purse out of anything except a purse. Here is a link to Anna's site:  http://frostedpetunias.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-artful-bag-challenge.html  
 DVD cases, paper sacks, etc, etc.  I decided to use a Nestle's Quick Chocolate container for my entry. 

I covered it with some batting and cotton fabric, made a lining, hinged the lid with ribbon, added a bead tassel, ribbon rose and bow on top. 

I added a ribbon strap. The lid is padded also.  It made an interesting little bag.  (I carry tote bags all the time, too much stuff for little bags.) I really had fun with this.  The other ladies that have entered bags so far have some really cute bags and ideas.  I can't wait for next month.  Thank you Anna for hosting this challenge. 

6 comments:

rosarod said...

Hi Mary, I'm shocked! by how well you have kept the container quick! surprise, every detail looks well done! I congratulate you! if you've been with this challenge! you with anything! Greetings, Rose Marie

Jenn Seratt said...

What an awesome little bag. The bright yellow lining really makes it fun and pays homage to its humble beginnings.

peggy gatto said...

For heavens sake, wonderful idea and done beautifully!!!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Mary that was a very clever idea and your bag turned out great!

Frosted Petunias said...

Mary this is so clever and just adorable. Of course I love anything chocolate so a chocolate container purse is perfect! I love the cheerful colors and how you lined it and everything. Wonderful job! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing :)

Anna

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful handbag I would carry the bag all summer.