Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Same materials, something new............

Sorry it's been so long since my last post, but with the holidays upon us & the fact that I've been very busy creating the same kind of items for my shop that you've seen in previous posts but from different recycled soda labels/chip bags/coffee bags, I didn't think you wanted to see another luggage tag or mini wallet :)


However, I've come up with a couple of new ideas I wanted to share & have plans for more to come when things slow down a little bit.



(LOVE that color!!) I used Mt Dew & Diet Mt Dew soda bottle labels for this journal cover.





The interior is hand dyed poplin & has a sleeve that holds removable 4" by 6" notepads. (You can find this in my shop, where I've posted more pics of this journal.)



Below (I'm excited about these) are sunglass/eyeglass cases. The interiors have hand dyed bamboo fleece......YUM!!!!




The green & black McCoy's case is from Crisp bags from the UK. Lynda generously sent me a wonderful package full of Crisp bags & I've finally been able to start cutting into & using them. (You know how it is, when you get a new material, you can't use it right away, it needs to sit around for a little while so you can admire it.) I had originally planned on putting all four of these into my shop, but when I brought them in to show to some co-workers, I sold the McCoy's & Dr Pepper cases immediately, so back to the studio to create more!!

Ok, so I had to share a tag & a mini wallet with you that I made from Lynda's bags. The colors are wonderful & it's nice to work with graphics you're not used to seeing. The Walker's Luggage tag has also been featured on the Shop Etsy Blog here.

Thanks for the wonderful bags, Lynda!!

5 comments:

Jacq said...

I love the things you are creating. Looks like you are having a lot of fun.

Karen said...

Nice Tracy and what a fabulous job you've done matching the fabric to the bags. The dyeing is spot on.

Threadhead said...

I love all your creations!

Gaby Bee said...

What a fun idea! Love these pieces!
Hope you had a great holiday and enjoy the new year.
Gaby xo

Carol said...

Can I ask do you fuse them or anything as they are wonderfully flat? I am a teacher and friend of Lynda's in the UK, I use crisp packets in my work with year 8 and would be interested in any tips for keeping them as flat and fab as yours?