I've been toying with the concept of a new Upcycled bag collection, whereby I rescue beautiful pre-loved fabrics and create something wonderfully new and chic. Today, I thought, was the day to begin this new journey in my creative adventure. I decided to take "before" pictures of all of the amazing treasures that my Mom (aka Mamaramadingdong) has gifted me from her never-ending stash of drapery and home decor textiles, as well as some luscious suede jackets that I came upon. At the very least I would enjoy the gorgeous fall weather, and hopefully have some pix to include when I finally start listing new items in my Artfire shop.
Little did I know that inspiration was hiding in one of the many bags of goodness that I hauled outside! Finally, I felt the familiar creative juices starting to flow through me again. It has been way too long!!
Here's a peek at the "before" life of my soon-to-be created XL Tote:
Ooooohhh...I'm in LOVE with the grommets!!
In the house I went, my head full of ideas. Before I knew it I was cutting and pressing (and turning a deaf ear to the cries of "What's for dinner?") I was so excited that I had to take a few "in progress" pictures, to commemorate the return to my studio.
Who knew that a bag full of drapery samples had the magic ingredient that I was missing?