Thursday, June 14, 2007

A Little Bit of Stashbusting

A long time ago I had it in my head that I wanted to make wallets. I purchased some clear plastic stuff for the pockets and when my first attempt at a wallet was a TOTAL disaster I never thought about it again. When I was rifling through my stash looking for inspiration I decided to use some of the plastic on a change purse. I was also inspired by Martha Stewart's latest article about bias tape.

I actually made three of these change purses. Only two turned out.





I used fabric from my huge scrap pile and I used buttons for the zipper pulls. Admittedly it did NOT do much to reduce my stash but I think they are kind of cute.

I've also decided that for the challenge I am going to actually try to make some of the projects from the MILLION books and magazines I've purchased. I plan to start flipping through them (the books an magazines) and if there is nothing that I want to make in them they are going in the growing garage sale pile.

10 comments:

linda said...

That's a great idea. You'll be stash busting AND magazine busting!

Those are some cute little change purses. :o)

Felicia said...

Using your resources is a great idea. Your wallets are awesome and we so have to talk about that orange one!

lera said...

Stashbusting all around! Love the change purses.

Wait -- what was MS saying about bias tape????

Katie Jean said...

ahh they are so cute! That's a great idea to go through the project books. I'll have to do that!

Cici said...

what was ms saying about bias tape?

very nice change purses. i have a bit of vinyl myself i had similar intentions for...

Lisa said...

They're so cute! Love the green one, in particular.

Polka Dot Creations said...

(that comment above was me - google flaked out on me for a moment!)

Chara Michele said...

I love the little coin purses! Is the front clear pocket big enough to fit an ID in?

I am actually trying to do the same thing with all of my books. I figure I should try to use some of them while I stashbust! Now I am wishing more than ever though that I could go to your garage sale:)

Win said...

WOW WOW WOW!!

I love the items you make and absolutely love how you set up items to take pictures of them!

You have to so teach me how to do that! :o)

debbie said...

Really cute purses. You've got some pretty fabric that you've been "busting".

Really like the plastic on the front. Would come in handy.

I *love* bias and use it often. Do you have a bias tape maker. I have 5 different sizes and use them all.