Woven bag 2: project for a trip out of state

Woven Bag

A woven bag is one of the things I currently have going on.ย  I am also in the middle of my ongoing hand quilted, recycled denim project. I was going to cut out pieces of it to take with me on a trip out of state earlier this month, and quickly realized that all the blocks I have left need white denim. I was fresh out and had no time to look for some. I had to think fast about putting something else together to take along, besides reading. I decided on weaving another bag from re-claimed fabric. This one will be called the “Jeans and T-shirt Girl” bag. It’s nearly done. The weaving part takes the longest. Here is the humble beginnings with my humble phone camera:

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Woven bag: jeans and t-shirt

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These woven bags have been selling faster than I can stock them. ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I am not sure when Jeans and T-Shirt Girl bag will become available, but watch for it in the products portion of this webpage. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Tea Wallets and Business Card Wallets

Tea Wallet

A tea wallet? Something only a tea LOVER could appreciate. A favorite score for at a re-sale shop was some upholstery samples. Unsure of where they came from, I was SO glad to have found them. The only regret that I had was that I didn’t take both bundles. When I later went back to get the other one, it was gone. Well, hooray for someone else! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I didn’t get to use these right away, but now am so excited at the project that I have been using many of them for; a cute little place to tuck tea bags for the road.

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Tea Wallet open

More recently, I have discovered where the upholstery shop is. Frenchy’s has been recycling their scrap fabric for decades, before “recycle” was what we called it! That is because it was owned by more than one generation; starting with the generation that I like to think of as the original recycler’s. This one came from their shop, who called me to pick up their recycling. THAT’s a dedication to re-use! By the way, our little corner of the world has only been getting online for the past ten years, so many businesses have websites that are a mere online billboard. To learn more, give them a call or stop in. They are amazing!

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This has beenย  a fun, fast project. I gave the one below to my friend. If it weren’t for her “English ways”, I don’t think this project ever would have caught my attention! I originally saved this project to make this for her. Glad she finally got one!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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A variation on the tea wallet is the business card wallet. It is changed up a bit to accommodate a different content. It also has sewn in mat board to stiffen up the sides and protect the cards from bending.

business card wallet

business card wallet

There will be more business card and tea wallets available on the products page as time permits.