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Sunday, February 7, 2010

When Inspiration Strikes!

I hope this finds everyone dug out from the snow if you were in one of the areas that got so badly hit. It has been one strange winter for weather, that's for sure. We got very lucky this time around and didn't see a flake, well not the snow kind anyway. I am thankful for that because my husband is in the hospital and that would have been more stress! In the hours I have been sitting over there, I have been doing a lot of hand stitching. Want to show you my recent creation. It is a really fun new denim purse. Was never quite sure what to do with the top part of jeans after I had reused the denim from the legs. Well, the answer is just have some fun with it!

The Purse Close Up Front

Close Up Back

All the pockets have remained intact and there is a new zipper pocket where the fly is. These are a size 10 jeans and they made quite a roomy purse. If I use my own, I believe it will be a suitcase!
I have to run off to the hospital again so I will leave you with a household hint a girl friend sent to me:
Leave a few get well cards on the mantle. That way people will think you've been sick and were unable to clean!
Have good week all,


Lisa said...


I've always loved those jean purses, it's such a fun way to recycle and reuse. Love the lace embellishments.

Pale Pink And Roses

oliviapaige said...

Pat, that purse is really cute. I have a left over jean top. I think I will make myself one of those!

Olivia Paige

Anonymous said...

I love the 'cleaning hint' ~ the purse is adorable~Sharon@C'estChouette

Mary Patterson said...

Cute, cute purse ... I REALLY love the get-well card/house cleaning tip. Praying for your hubbie, and you!
Mary P

gail said...

Hi Pat,,, I love the jeans purse, thats just too cute! :) I am glad you were able to work on something you love doing while visiting in the hospital. You have been in my thoughts and prayers. I love your friends tip! Thats priceless, I will remember that one. lol

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Pat,

This is arguably the best jean purses I've ever seen!! They are so pretty, and I love how you recycle them!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the jean bag, what a good idea Pat. Thank you for the get well card tip that and leaving the hoover out, so that when someone pops in you can say 'I was just about to start the cleaning!"

Kimberly said...

Pat, well, you certainly did recycle those jeans! I will pray for you and your hubby. Thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

LOL Pat! Thanks for the housekeeping hint! I really need that! The jean purse will be a hit for sure. What a wonderful way to repurpose jeans. You have me laughing about if you used your own jeans......you always bring sunshine into the day. Keep it up!
The Polka Dot Rose

Tedi said...

Wow, now you made me feel old... This was my favorite bag in the '60's!
Hugs, Tedi

Kath' said...

I loved your show and tell. I loved the purse. I have don pillows before but not a purse. Its so adorable. I am sorry your DH is in the hospital. Thanks for the card hint too. I have never heard if that one and just might use it sometime. Kath'at www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.com

Amore Artisan Boutique said...

Pat I love the purse! I hope you will be selling some. I am going to go out and buy some get well cards do you think I can trick my DH into thinking that so he knows why I have not been able to clean. Sending prayers for your DH
hugs sassy gail

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

Thinking of you dear Pat.