A while back, I believe I posted about this cool find. I planned to fix it up and I HAVE. I am pretty sure I completed my up-cycling of this little bag.
First the bag was washed to try to remove the light stains at the bottom. They remained, but I waited to wash it again after the project was finished.
Black ribbon replaced the tired old pull string. Embellishments in red were added to the ribbon. The red and blackish embroidery that spells out Amelie was covered with all red thread. On top of that, I added bright red beading. I outlined the yellow name box with black Xs. Child style embroidery, because I haven’t got skills for anything more fancy. The corners were adorned with black beads.
Finally, I let the bag sit for a day with strong stain remover. The bag came out stainless and much more vibrant than it had gone into the wash.
I still have the tent to finish and a few more little girls skirts. I know I can do this for a while. I find it fulfilling. Bu,t I have been thinking lately, I need to find a real job. But there aren’t any here to be had by a foreigner who speaks little Serbian. I am will have to start my own business. I doubt making crafts will make it here in Serbia. But it is a start! I have another crafty thing just finished this week. This was my first attempt at this Pinterest inspired craft. I will be doing this again soon. I think they make nice gift baskets. I like to put gifts inside of gifts. (when I have the time)
Now, I would like to lightly and politely decline the blog award nominations I have received lately. I have gotten 2 from a close friend I have known for more years than I would like to write. Another one had just come from a blogger I love to read. I have one award already, and I don’t really have an addictive personality. One blog award, one tattoo, and one baby is enough. I write for fun, not for awards. I write in the precious free time that naps my toddler takes allows. Sometimes, I write while she whines at my feet. That is not quality writing time.
Thank you again for the lovely nominations.
I completely understand the time issue, my kiddies were tiny too once 🙂 I hope that more people will discover your blog through the award nominations: even if you don’t nominate anyone in turn, your blog is varied and extremely interesting- keep on blogging, award or not 😀
Thank you so much for understanding. I kinda thought you would. Hoping your day is sunny and bright if not literally, than figuratively. 🙂
Uh oh! I hope I’m not one of the guilty parties. 😦 Sorry!
The awards were pretty cool at first, but now they are getting to be time consuming. And they’re sort of like Amish Friendship Bread …. the first batch you get is nice and you feel honored. But then you realize you have to keep giving and giving and giving and pretty soon you’re cursing the person who sent it!
The bag turned out really sweet — and the basket is a cute idea!
I hope you can get some sort of crafty-sewing business going — that would be GREAT!