Thursday, June 3, 2010

{Creative Space}

After weeks of apron making, crochet and cooking
I have finally gotten back to sewing something just for me.


A messenger bag made from grey wool, thrifted from an old, but dearly loved friend
My grey coat,
she has traveled through England, France and Italy with me many years ago and saw me through some Sydney winters.


Alas, she was old and tired and wearing out in patches,
so she has been recommissioned, to travel with me to who knows where,
(oh please let us go back to Paris together).

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Trace xx

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25 comments:

  1. WOW! That's brilliant & I love that it was made from your dear old coat, so special!

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  2. I hope you two get a chance to go back to Paris too!

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  3. It's perfect...And yay for finding time to make yourself something.

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  4. How fantastic that your much loved friend gets to travel with you more. Fingers x you get that trip to Paris.

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  5. This is my very favourite kind of craft. Cos everytime you look at your bag you'll be thinking world travelling companion, while everyone else sees extremely cosy FUNKY bag.

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  6. Love it! I was going to say, it would go beautifully with my new double breasted, grey, woolen jacket that I got tailor made in Bali!

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  7. looks great - just destined to travel to paris, i say!

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  8. sweet! you are brilliant~! ive got a thrifted cashmere coat here, i could do the same, what pattern did you use? xxx

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  9. Beautiful bag - and what a great way to have more adventures together. Maybe we could tag along if you get to Paris!! x

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  10. Beautiful bag! It's nice it has a history. I would love to go =back to Paris one day too!

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  11. Fantastic job! I can't believe this awesome bag used to be a coat?! Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! Happy creating :-)

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  12. what a great idea. maybe i shouldn't have sent that pile of clothes to the op shop last week..... may you indeed get back to paris one day!

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  13. Tracey what a wonderful bag, and so special to have that back-story. I love it. Great refashion, and great post too.

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  14. beautiful bag! i love the idea of re-using to recreate something new, how awesome it is when we have the power of creativity? :)

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  15. ooh, great bag. And how lovely your "friend" gets a second life with lots more travels!

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  16. Love the bag, the colours go really well together. Is that a pin I spy near the right handle?

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  17. That looks so great! And won't it evoke such special memories when you use it. If it does go back to Paris with you be sure to roll me up into it. Wishing you a wonderfully happy Friday :)

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  18. That's a great looking bag you've made and I love that the fabrics got a history.

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  19. A lovely way to prolong the enjoyment of an old friend - and it would be lovely to use too! Nic

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  20. Another fantastic idea! I have a coat that kept me warm through my travels in 1993 and altho the lining is torn and it's not something I'll probably ever wear again I've still got it hanging in the coat cupboard. You've inspired me to do a similar thing - I only hope I can end up with a great bag like you have! Thanks!

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  21. wow! what a great idea, and its so gorgeous!

    www.kiwiatheart.com

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  22. up cycling at its finest-love your bag and fingers crossed it and you get to trave through paris again...and maybe a finger crossed for me that I get to go there someday too!

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  23. Love it! What a great way to keep her with you. And yes...Paris sounds lovely. :)

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