Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Might as well wear a potato sack

Burlap...
its not just for 16th century peasants anymore!
Recycled coffee bags are a fashion and environmental statement.

For the "If I were a Rich Man..." Look

"Darn those modern hippie do-gooders!"  Tom's burlap flat.
(http://www.takethewalk.net/  for more ways to  do good with your toes)


New Homemade Purse... Stenciled Fluer de Lis with Black Acrylic.


Adding a Flower (made from old ribbon) to this clutch = sweet and feminine.

Tip for working with Burlap:  Don't sew right on the edge & make sure every edge gets a hem. 
Burlap frays on the edges easily.

What do you think?? Shabby Chic or just Shabby??

15 comments:

  1. Thanks for the follow... following you back!!

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  2. Tres Shabby Chic! J'adore! I actually think this is very creative & cute! Do you make these?

    Feel Free to Follow Me!

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  3. So glad you stopped by ThreeBoys! I love all of your burlap ideas. I have one in the works for next week! I hope you will stop by and check it out:)

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  4. I am your newest follower!
    Please when you get a chance could you follow back?
    I would greatly appreciate it!

    Cheers!


    http://www.kaentrenos.net/2010/09/rosinha-herejust-to-tell-you.html

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! These burlap ideas are so cool. I'm following you now too!
    Sara
    http://curliegirlie03.blogspot.com

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  6. Shabby Chic!!! Soooooooo in love with the clutch!!!! So happy to be following you back!!! Baby's Breath Handmade

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  7. Thanks for the feedback and follows! looks like its time for a giveaway!! :)
    Au Voleur Domestique, yes! Just recently started.

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  8. This is interesting.. Followed you back...

    Made By Gen

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  9. Thanks for the follow, I'm doing the same in return from http://datssocute.blogspot.com. Can't wait to see you again soon. BJ

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  10. Thanks for the follow - right back at'cha!

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  11. These are some great finds! i love the Toms!!


    Your blog is great! I'm a new follower via Welcome Wednesday!!

    http://inthehammockvintage.blogspot.com

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  12. I remember my mom had a pattern for a potatoe sack dress when I was little. Wonder if she still does? Thanks for stopping by following you back.

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  13. Thank you so much for visiting my blog this week....now returning the follow! Not sure I could pull off the burlap sack look....but kudos to those who can! ;)
    Blessings to you,
    Jill @ Sweet Diva

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  14. I think the pants are pretty cool - although I hope they have a lining... ouch ;)

    Thanks for stopping by - I'm now following you back!

    adventuresinestrogen.blogspot.com

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  15. Shabby Chic!! I love the purse and clutches :)

    Thanks for following Fabulous Frustalista . . . I'm following you back!

    Have a wonderful week . . . Gina

    check my profile for a complete listing of all my blogs!

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