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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Stalking Sally Ann

Hi Everyone!

     I cannot believe what the weather has been like this weekend! We have been in the high 60's (maybe 70's? We were all pretty warm at the barn today) and sunny. I even had my doors open. It's nice but it won't last.....
     This past Friday I hit the Salvation Army for their 50% off sale. Check out my loot here! I got so much for so little!! I now officially have more projects than I have time for. Someone please remind me of this later in the month when there is another storewide 50% off sale.

I began with this. I don't know what it is...African? Spanish? It has little mirrors embroidered into it. Such a fun embroidery job.
All I did here was to cut a section from the bottom of the skirt, close the bottom and added 2 pleats to each side plus a pleat on each end to gather the top. I stole the handles from the little purse below.

This is now a torn clutch. This will have a new use, maybe taking out the lining and stiffening the purse into a woven basket? I'll have to figure out how to do that. If anyone knows, please tell me!
Now, here are some fun photos! I let the old lady out for a roll in the sand.

Morgan Hill, Ca

This view was just stunning.

Lounging barn cats.

Randomly placed toy tractor.

Made some new friends.

I really was able to get this close to them. One of the ranch guys has spread birdseed for them earlier in the day and they were all over it. The reason the ranch guy spread birdseed? These ungraceful birds were landing on top of the ranch residences and waking everyone up at 6am. He was just getting these birds off the houses.....

     I created a new blog, Adventures of Sally Ann. It chronicles my thrift and junk adventures.
Sally Ann = Salvation Army. Get it? I <3 the S.A.

     Please check my linky party tab to see whose parties I will be joining this week.


Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Totally cute,,, you are right that fabric was awesome,,, and now you have a one of a kind purse, that is simply stunning.

Thanks so much for linking up to Amaze me August!!!

Bella :)

Melanna said...

That's a good idea to use a skirt to make a purse! I have some skirts that I LOVE the fabric of, but who are we kidding, they will never fit again. This has got me thinking, I should make purses! Thanks for the inspiration.

Michelle L. said...

Your purse is fab!!! And your photos are great, love them!

Candi said...

Your purse is beautiful! Never would've guessed it was from a skirt! Now I'll have to think about that when I'm at goodwill. :)

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

That is great fabric, and I love that you turned it into a purse. I'd have never thought to do that, but then my sewing skills are EXTREMELY limited. I do love the idea though and now will be looking (surreptitiously eyeing) at skirts in shops and on people (they'd better not turn their backs on me!), in a different way. I'll also be carrying a concealed pair of scissors. ;-)

Christine said...

This project turned out so well! What a fab idea, I think maybe I could do it!

laxsupermom said...

What a fantastic idea! It makes me a little sad that I took all those skirts to Sally Ann before Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Hey Christine, you did so awesome on this purse I'm telling you. It turned out FABULOUS!!!!

I am so happy to have FEATURED you in my sidebar this past week. Come grab a FEATURED button, and display it proudly girl. I will try writing up the featured post hopefully by tomorrow, but at least I got all the pics up in the sidebar on Tuesday!!

I can't wait to see what you link up this week!!
**AMAZE ME AUGUST**, and don't forget to enter the giveaway to Luxe Blvd. The lovely STeph, is giving away a $20.00 store credit to shop at her store.

Many hugs girl!!!

Bella :)

Anonymous said...

Hi! I think this is such a great project and I would love to feature it on my blog Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle.