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Thursday, March 17, 2011

March Artful Bag

I am so charmed and amused with myself tonight!  Hah! 
That's not ego talking, it's how delighted I am to have completed my March purse for the Artful Bag Challenge, after staring at the thrift store purse I bought what seems like YEARS ago.
OK, maybe not years.
but it sure seemed like it.
I swear the bag was taunting me.
You know what that's like.
It is,as I said, a bag I found at the local Bible For Missions store.  So I feel very altrusitic having given my three dollars to a good cause.
The green "lace" was in a garage sale at my local scrapbooking store and because the store owner knows me she said, "You realize that it's faded?"  and I said, "I don't care, there is
of it."  for $1.00.
A purchase I later reconsidered.
You know what that's like too.
The other ribbons came from my ribbon jars, the buttons came from my button box and the flowers came from my flower drawer.  The bling?  Guess.
That's right!
My bling stash.
You're one on my smart friends.

WOO HOO!  LIke I said, I'm pleased with myself.  lol


  1. Oh, Electra, this is just a fabulous bag! Well done in every respect. Love the colors and all of the 'bling.' And the flowers, too. Did you make them?



  2. Thanks Jeanie! No, I didn't make them, one if off the lapel of a suit I had, the blue one I found in a thrift store bin(vintage) and the others are just Michaels.

  3. Wonderfully altered. LOVE all the flowers and the bling. And those colors are so speaking to me. Fabulous purse.

  4. I love it. I think the flowers are amazing!

  5. This is FABULOUS! Love all those flowers, and the bling, and the lace, very cool!

  6. I love your beautiful creation.
    Awesome use of lace, flowers, and bling.

  7. Love how you put all the creative pieces together flowers lace trim beautiful.

  8. I love this! It's so beautiful and feminine. Well done!

  9. Pleased with yourself wow wow wow that bag is amazing a real designer piece if ever there was one.

    I do hope that you use it this summer it's so in vogue.

    oh I never knew there was a bag challenge so I will be checking it out. x

    chriss x

  10. Lovely bag my dear, but with the lace you can spray ink it, colour it with acrylics etc.
    Recolouring ribbon is the rage over here and is in all the mags at the moment.
    Maybe it's not so bad now?

  11. Oh my goodness. Electra. I love love love the Rosettes. So beautiful on the bag.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  12. Well I could have sworn I stopped by and commented on this fabulous bag, but my brain probably just had another senior moment:0 You know I love color and your bag has all my favorites. Love all the trim...great flowers and lace. Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing :)



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