May 12, 2008

Just call me 'The Bag Lady!'...

It looks like all my friends & family will be getting a bag for their birthdays this year.  I made this one last week for my friend and neighbour.  It started life as a very nice woollen Boden skirt which came from a charity shop (bargain at £4!).  There was no chance it was going to fit, it was a (UK) size 10, so I didn't mind chucking it in the washing machine to felt it. 

Rosebud decoration, courtesy of this tutorial,

It turned out rather pretty, the skirt fabric felted beautifully, and was really nice to work with, lovely and soft.  I only felted half the skirt, just in case it didn't work, but the rest will be going in the washer very soon!

15 comments:

Vanessa said...

I wish I was a friend or family member!

The bag looks gorgeous!

Vanessa x

Joleo said...

Bag making is addictive isn't it?

Nicely felted skirt too. I've never felted anything, but perhaps that's because my charity shop never yields anything quite so good :)

mkjn said...

I agree that bag making is addictive! And yours is very pretty! I am definitely going to have to try felting.

Meridian Ariel said...

ooh very pretty I love how the felt turned out, its totally fab. I can just imagine it having a bottle of bubble bath and some choccies in it. Great job LK!

Laura B said...

What a wonderful bag, and a great idea for using clothes that are a bit too tiny. Boden is full of beautiful clothes and you have recycled the skirt well!

Kitty said...

That's a lovely bag! I've never made a 'proper' bag before - it's on my 'to do' list for this summer. Hope mine turns out half as good as yours. x

Blossom said...

love it love it LOVE IT!!!!!!!

note to self..must felt some jumpers I got at op shop........

I love the roses too!!!

Ali said...

Very sweet - I'm off to check out that tutorial. Thanks for the link.

two hippos said...

I love your bag with the delicious rosebuds. I've never tried felting clothes other than a total accident, generally on much loved items!

tillyboo said...

It's really lovely, the roses add a lov ely delicate touch.

pink-petal-designs said...

LOVE IT!!

Melissa said...

love the felted bag!

jillytacy said...

Another cute bag! Even better it's made from thrifted clothing. I love it!

Linnea said...

That's a really cute and cozy looking bag! Well done :o) xox Linnea

dottycookie said...

What a lovely bag, and the rosebuds are divine!