spring cleaning

Friday, March 09, 2007


Libby was home from school yesterday. I'm not sure how "sick" she was, maybe just in need of a "mental health day". So, we managed to clean out her closet and drawers, to make room for some spring clothes. I did not make this skirt, it was purchased, but it was her favorite all year. We originally thought of making tissue holders from the fabric, but yesterday she suggested making it into a bag. The fabric is great. I have seen it in reprodepot's collection.

We took the straps off of a old bag that literally had a hole in the bottom and was from the dollar store. They fit perfectly onto the belt loops. As soon as we were finished Libby said she wanted to use it as her knitting bag. A girl after my own heart.

Enjoy your weekend!

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22 comments

  1. I see the Libby is already developing a purse habit - a girl after my own heart!! I love the paisley, too!

    Oh, and thanks again for the bloglines hint!!

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  2. That looks great. What a fantastic idea! Have a great weekend!

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  3. I just love all your sewing projects!!

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  4. The fabric is really fun, great idea making a bag.
    Happy Weekend!!

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  5. How creative she is! Love that she's now got a knitting bag!

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  6. Kerstin3/09/2007

    That is awesome! Looks like the kind of skirt my Liv would wear a lot, too. Now I'll be combing the sales racks looking for skirts to make into bags. :)

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  7. super cute! i have that fabric in the turquoise/lime colorway. maybe i should make a knitting bag!

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  8. Fabulous idea! I love that bag! I will have to remember that for my daughters most loved skirt.

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  9. i can see libby will end up being a girl with some real style! and she is so lucky to have a mom who understands the value of staying home "sick" to make new accessories out of old clothes!

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  10. such a sweet bag, perfect for knitting!

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  11. I'll use the word that my 4 year old has been using lately to describe your mini skirt turned bag...ingenious! What a great idea. I'm sure your daughter will enjoy wearing it about that way as well :-)

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  12. Hi, I am new to your blog and love your creations! What beautiful finished projects...

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  13. You scored really big there! A girl with a creative mind and a great interest to make things AND knit! What could a mother ever want? Great work girls!

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  14. Great idea and keeping a well loved item in full use!

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  15. I just found you from tieonone. I can't believe you've been 'closet-blogging' for so long. I had to go back and read all your stuff. {wink!} I love the little skirt-turned-knitting-bag here. I would have liked the skirt for my three girls to wear and pass on to one another. As for those heart aprons...I need to hire you to make one...I'm thinking aqua/brown/red...or lime/cranberry/orange. SO cute! Glad I "found" you...and now have you added to my favorites. I'll be stopping in from time to time. =)

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  16. How cute! Love that fabric, too.

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  18. O.K. so you are officially my hero.

    Do you have a great sewing machine? Would love to know if you have thoughts on good machines so that someday I can totally rip off all your great ideas. I have an ancient Singer and it is woefully inadequate or I lack the knowledge to figure it out.

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  19. Oh how cute and . . so resourceful! I agree, the fabric was too nice to get rid of. Now you have me going through my own closet wondering what types of inventive things I can do with my cast-offs.

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  20. What an absolutely awesome idea - I'm really, really impressed! The skirt looked beautiful, but the bag is so much better! How very creative Libby is!

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  21. oooh so smart that little girl of yours - and such a designer to boot! great idea and even better bag...so whats it going to be for?

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  22. Anonymous3/12/2007

    YOU ARE SO TALENTED AND I LOVE YOUR BLOG.I FEEL LIKE I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU.LIBBY HAD A GREAT IDEA AND SO ADORABLE. I AM AMAZED EVERY DAY I READ YOUR BLOG. NO WONDER YOU HAVE TROUBLE SLEEPING. YOUR MIND IS SOOOOOOOBUSY.CAN HARDLY WAIT FOR MY VISIT.LOVE YA

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