Monday, July 25, 2011

A Little Makeover

The other day I was blog surfing and happened upon a blog called Frosted Petunias. She was having an Artful Bag Challange  and I loved the idea. I had the perfect little bag for such a challenge.
My little doily bag. I made this bag from a doily (my great grandmother made) back in 2007 for a civil war ball my husband and I attended.
I added a lining and some black ribbon to match the dress I wore. But added nothing else to it just left it plain and simple on the outside.
When I happened upon the bag challenge, I took the doily apart and gave it a tiny makeover.
Made a little tattered flower brooch and changed the straps too.
Now I  have a doily bag with a bit of character. It's not fancy but I love how it turned out. I'm thinking of making some more brooches in different colors so I can change them out when I feel I need a change.


  1. Love it ! That is a fantastic bag!Hugs,Jen

  2. Very elegant! Fantastic job! darn I missed out on the great pumpkin swap! Can't wait to see your little bag in person! Think we need to hit the antique and flea malls for goodies.

  3. Wow Jen! I love the way your bag turned out.

  4. I love this too, the brooch is terrific. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jen this is beautiful! The doily makes a perfect little vintage bag. I love the way the edges create that wonderful ruffle and the brooch is the perfect touch. Great makeover! Thank you so much for playing this month :)


  6. What a lovely bag great for summer afternoons very creative.


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