Tuesday, May 18, 2010

All Kinds of Crafty-ness


Raise your hand if you have one of these freebie canvas bags from a convention, store or school...
this bag is actually scrapbooking related, Elizabeth Kartchner was passing them out at CHA Winter while promoting her beautiful paper line Dear Lizzy. The hidden side has some cute graphics.


I decided to snazz mine up a bit. I took a few yards of my favorite May Arts ribbon ( did you know these stripes come in many different colors?). I ran a stitch through one side and tied it off every 24 inches or so until I had a giant ruffled ribbon. From there, I spiraled the ribbon on a piece of felt and glued it down with a ton of craft glue. I added some embroidery and then glued down my flower. Ta DA! I plan on using it for our library books.





7 comments:

sweet craf-tea chick said...

what a cute flower! love it on your library book bag :)! thanks for sharing :)! have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

Very cute! :) So... where did you get that striped ribbon? I have some from Stampin Up, but they have limited colors, and I'd love to have a variety to choose from. ;)

Tracy said...

This is adorable.
I love the dimension of the flower.

JustYolie said...

I must have 4 of these bags. This is a great way to jazz them up! :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

WHOA. THIS IS AWESOME! I LOVE IT! So gonna have to try making one.

Suzanne said...

I love this bag, and the ribbon! I must shop for this now! LOL Hope you are doing well. I have been missing your blog!!! (Laptop gone at the moment) Have a great week my friend!

JustYolie said...

It only took me 4 months to get one bag altered!! LOL Hop on over to my blog and check out the bag I altered....thanks for the inspiration!!!

http://justyolie.blogspot.com