Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Can a girl have too many bags?

So I showed you a bag that I bought a while ago and added a flower to here. I just love these bags. I get them at Hobby Lobby and when they are on sale they are less than 4 bucks!!! How can you beat that?  They are made of burlap but they have a plastic lining on the inside, seem pretty durable. Anyway I had to decorate another one. (My life was being threatened... what can I tell you?) I've seen all kinds of pretty little flowers on other blogs so I thought I would give some a try.
I purchased 2 shades of inexpensive satin. I don't know exactly what it is called but it's silky and has some polyester in it... I thought it would do the job. I cut circles out, different sizes. I didn't trace or measure just cut the large one and kept making them smaller and smaller until I had 7 circles.
See you can see the circles aren't perfect!
Next I simply put each circle near the flame of a candle and burned the edge. It made it curl up slightly... that's why it doesn't matter if the circles are perfect!
I took a few stitches in the center of each flower and then sewed on a few beads.
Then I  attached a sticky velcro dot onto each flower so that I could change them out if I wanted to change out the flower style or color.

Can you come a little closer??? I love the 2 different colors. It gives it so much interest. I have to tell you these little flowers are addicting!  I don't know what it is, just cutting and burning and cutting and burning. I actually did this project while I was on my vacation. Can you see where I got the inspiration from?

Ahhh, be still my heart!!! I want to go back to a Florida beach!

Anyway I have all kinds of ideas with these silly flowers, Christmas ideas coming up soon! So I ask you can a girl have to many bags???

~toodles~ Laura


megan @ homemade ginger said...

adorable! I love the idea of using velcro so that you can switch them out. genius!

Hanna said...

HI there! I am your newest follower. I LOVE this bag. It's so, so cute!!! You can find me at

Laurie-Jean said...

It so belongs in that spot! I also really like the pictures on the wall! What a great gift of your talent and creativity you are sharing! Can't wait to see the rest of the place.


Anonymous said...

I love the flowers, yes my little Charlotte will need some. Thanks for sharing

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