Friday, January 11, 2008

Antimacassar Tote!

I decided to make a Carrry Bag out of this Vintage Antimacassar. I am trying my best to be "green" by remembering to take my shopping bag with me - instead of buying plastic! The fact that this Carry Bag has already been Re-cycled makes it doubly "green"!
Can you see the Cicada posing amongst the embroidery? Their high pitched, continuous singing is a trade mark of summer here in Durban, South Africa.

The Bag is going to the shop - my etsy one!

10 comments:

Estelle said...

Beautiful.
I also forget my green bags at home, or in the car.

Can you think of a way to re-purpose the cicada and its noise? - it's one sound I have not managed to block out (-:

Bronwyn said...

One beautiful thing after the next! I think I am going to have to come to you for lessons:)

Cakespy said...

It is so pretty! Beautiful way to re-use. Does the cicada come with it? :-)

Freshly Found said...

Thanks E, Bron and Cake! The cicada was actually a dead one - but they are quite pretty! The noise is continuous, even now, but I have managed to zone out of that sound level!

de vliegende koe said...

Another beautiful projects made of a vintage item. I love the sound of Cicades. It reminds me of warm Summer nights in the Provence and Toscane.

stashstudios.com said...

love the embroidery on this one!

Style Saves the World said...

Gorgeous!!

Alexandra said...

So very pretty! Love your blog - it's always so inspiring to read about the beautiful things you make and see around you.

Anonymous said...

Hello Denise :)
What beautifull merchandise. Guess who's reading your blog from the complete opposite side of the world...?????.....guess'd yet??? It's me, Charmian! Your stuff is making high street look dull. Well Done. Would have loved to be doing this all together. Missing you guys lots. Looks like you've been busy. See you this weekend. Send my love and hello's to Christy. Keep up the good work down south

lots of love
Charms and Mom
oxo

Heather Moore said...

Congratulations on your Etsy shop! I hope it's going great guns.