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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Flea bags and bears...

I love this sweet girl....for you ~

I finished the flea bag!!
It's so wonderful to take an old, forgotten handbag
and give it a new life ~
I used Fabri-Tac glue on all of the lace and
hand sewed the rest on.
You know I had to get a watch face worked in....

The strap (long enough to drape across your chest) is sewn onto the back
easy to open and close to pull cash out a pay for your found treasures....
I hope you love it Susan!

I also finished making a vintage looking bear for my sweet friend Pam...
she brought me the bear and I simply dressed her up!
You can see how I do it here if you've not found the post yet ~

Now I've got to get busy cleaning up this studio!!
I'm sure no one wants to see all my mess :)

Wishing you a great Wednesday dear friends ~
hugs ans love,


YONKS said...

I love the bag and the attention to detail on the bear is amazing :-)

Lisette said...

Wow! both the bear and bag are GORGEOUS!!!!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Dawn, there can NEVER be enough lace, trim, buttons and ribbons, etc. on a woman's purse. The bear too is dress well enough to wear it now as well.


Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love your flea bag Dawn. It´s so pretty. Love all the lace you have used.
Have a wonderful day sweet friend
xo Tina

Deneen said...

Love the purse! You are so talented!

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Dawn ~ I am in
love with what you created !!
I just love your sweet little
details !!

Thank you for sharing them with us :)


Sheila R said...

Your flea bag you created is gorgeous! I bet it will find a lot of treasures!

Have a wonderful day.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Dawn... you have very busy creating... Love the purse... It is somewhat cool this morning and feels really good for change... We have had such a unusal spring and summer... Our area is struggling but surviving....

Kathryn Ross said...

Gorgeous! I love all that lace on the purse - and your bear is so sweet. When I had my crafting business I rescued bears from garage sales in much the same way. Perhaps I'll post a couple from that long ago and far away day.
Miss Kathy

Vee said...

That bag is amazing! I'm sure that Susan will love it. Sweet little girl. I see the mosquitoes have been after her, but she's still smiling.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The bag turned out beautifully, Dawn! I am loving the bear, though! I have bunnies that need some new outfits and I've been trying to figure out how to do it without actually taking apart the dresses made for them and trying to do my own. I was thinking maybe baby dresses.

Feathers and Flight said...

Dawn! What a Lovely Piece! Your attention to Detail is Stunning. You have Inspired me!
Thank You For Sharing!
Have a Wonderful Day!

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

eye candy - all of it - simply beautiful eye candy!

Dragonlady said...

Love that bag, so gorgeous

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I love that flea bag!

FarfallaDK said...

Wow, your flea bag is absolutely beautiful!
I love the detail with the watch.
And the bear is very cute too...

Greetings from FarfallaDK

Kim -Truly Tattered said...

LOVE the Flea Bag! What a great thing to carry in our shop. Is that possible? Or is it one of a kind? Lucky Susan!!!!
Just think you are so talented and this is just one of the examples of it...

Dorthe said...

Sweetest Dawn,-
your bag is simply gorgeus, what a beautiful thing you have created-love the added watchface in the middle of the doily, and the seam bindings holding the lace together- oh my- dear, you are such a wonderful artist.
Love your dress up, for Pam`s bear- with her own watch, and lovely tags- I`m sure both friends will be so happy for what you made, dearest Dawn.
Love and hugs, from here.

Anonymous said...

Hi Dearest Dawn,
TYou have been a busy girl. The bag is gorgeous and must have taken a long time to make and the bear is such a darling. Thanks for sahring these beautifully crafted creations. Warmest best wishes,
aka Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes

Denise said...

Your flea bag is just as cute as it can be...... I am inspired.......

Jann said...

Wonderful, wonderful flea bag, and such a sweet bear!

Barbara Jean said...

Love your bear and bag.
Why do you call it a 'flea' bag??

Just saw another blog with instructions for a 'ditty' bag. had never heard of that either.
A whole world of bags out there to learn about. =)

barbara jean

imsteelefullofscrap said...

They both are just adorable but really lovin the purse I want one!!!!

Anonymous said...

Both of them are absolutely ADORABLE!

FredaB said...

You did a beautiul job on the purse. They all co-ordinate so well. Liked the added feature of the clock face. Just a little fun.



ps - thanks for the pic of the sweet little girl.

Karen B. said...

Sweet Dawn,
the flea bag is just beautiful and your bear is so cute!! Love everything you create!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Deborah said...

Dawn, Love the bag and all the attention to the details! WOW!!!!!!


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