Friday, June 29, 2012

Stuff I've been working on...

This is a little purse I made for my granddaughter's 3rd birthday... She loves purses and owls!

I've also been upcycling vintage and thrifted evenin bags...

This one is a vintage black glitter bag that I added a guinea feather fan and a large red mum to. I put a vintage rhinestone earring in the center of the mum...  Bold, yet elegant don't you think?

Heres a thrifted bag in gold. I've added satiny flowers, a bit of vintage lace and a vintage pearl earring... Subtley elegant for a bride's mother, perhaps?

A silver vintage bag here that I added a pearl and bugle bead floral spray to... Wouldn't this be beautiful for a bride?

I bought these for my daughter's bridesmaids and of course had to keep one. It is egglpant colored bugle beads and I've added a lovely golden peony and put one of my grandmother's vintage earrings in the center. Another bold statement... Maybe for a formal outdoor dinner party...

And this thrifted cutie just wasn't blingy enough! So I added glitter, a vintage earring and two satin roses to a green paper flower... What a lovely little flower girl purse!

I just love purses! I've gotten a few patterns to make some, as well! I'll post when I get some done! Thanks for visiting! It's so good to be back!


  1. i love seeing what you've been working on! thank you so much for your sweet and inspiring comment on my blog! that meant the world and it's always been lovely to connect with you!

    best wishes!

  2. hello! it's good to see you back. i love the owl purse :)

  3. Lovely bags and the owl bag really puts a smile on my face...I can just imagine how delighted your gd must be with it!

  4. Lovely stuff, Diane !
    Welcome back ! It is nice to hear your voice again.