My Etsy store has inventory again! This time the recycled denim is featured in purses and they’re hand-made using my own designs.
I have to admit making the purses is more fun than the pillows. One of my graphic design customers gave me a pile of old 501 Levi jeans so notice, the clutch designed purse features the button down closure. The flap edges are the hems from the same pair of jeans and I think the fray goes well with the style of jeans out for this season.
All of the purses are hand-made exclusively from the jeans. The zipper pulls on the small clutches are belt loops removed from the waistband. The straps are strips of fabric cut from the legs portions, then stitched and sewn around a split-ring.
This is a very ‘green’ product and makes a great ‘mom’s day’ gift. Check out the full inventory at Denim Recycled Boutique
Digital PDF patterns of some of the designs will be coming soon for you DIYers!
This was right outside the door in Denver ~
This was my creation for June ~ business has been good so no time to play but I decided to offer a Social Media swap to my past customers and people they know who want to join in…
This is the header for the online newsletter and blog I created. I enjoyed working with the colors and fun graphics.
If you want more info you can find it here: http://www.socialmediaswap.wordpress.com
Dreaming of summer dinners on the deck…
January was the birth of my Etsy store and here are my first products. Recycling is all the rage now so I went through my closet and found an old denim shirt. I measured strategically to see how many pillows I could get out of one shirt and with just a sleeve left after these four pillows, I think I can get one more still.
The bolster sleeve pillow was a challenge but I managed to make it look like a pillow rather than the dismembered arm it looked like after the first round…
It fed my creativity to cut the pieces out and also taking the worn seams, collar and sleeve details and sew them back on to create some added novelty. Here’s how they came out
Get more info here at Denim Recycled
This is a great week to get lost in painting. I took up watercolor a few years back and have been doing different works of snow and water. It feels completely out of control.. :) I think that’s why I love it so much. Everything I do for work requires control and precision so this medium takes me to unfamiliar places, opens me to creativity I didn’t know I had.
Here are a couple of paintings I’ve done
I’ve been reading the Artful Blogging magazine and am inspired by the beauty and variety shown there but more than that it’s the honesty these, mostly women, show in openly sharing their art.
Art is very personal and although I’ve used my art mainly to market and tell the story of other persons and their businesses I’m beginning to find my own artist’s legs. I have other blogs but this one is designated as my play area.
Feel free to join me and share your thoughts or art you’re creating..