Saturday, November 2, 2013

Some fun recyling

Do you like to recyle ? I love to reuse things and make them into something new and sometimes fun . Yesterday I did just that , I had come across a novelty tie and it is pure silk so I grabbed it and put it away until inspiration hit , well here is what I came up with .


A wrap for a coffee cup , I removed the paper cover from a Coffee cup my son had left here (I am not a coffee drinker ) I made a pattern adding seam allowances and made three , two fron the silk tie , and one from a novetly fabric. I honestly can not imagine wearing this as a tie but it is gorgeous fabric . I also have a mug rug cut and ready to stitch but that will be the end of that tie :-) Here is my little stack of three covers.
The buttons are purely decorative , they stay closed by velcro , mans best friend .
 I also finished off the wool bag , also a recyled piece and I am quite pleased with how it turned out .
Even the buttons are recycled , they are vintage buttons which most likely were removed from a coat , there were three of them but one has a crack so that one I tossed . This bag is a pattern by Indygo Junction and is called Streetcar bag , It is a nice shape and has a zippered inner pocket . So November is starting off with a bang , can I keep it up ,only time will tell . 
 Our storm is over thankfully , it was a pretty wild ride and a large basketball net that has a large base filled with water tipped over and just missed our vehicles by a few inches , whew that was close . It has now been emptied and is laying flat for the winter months out of harms way .  Time to bid you adieu for now , I have some household chores to see to , enjoy your day .
 Thanks for stopping by.
 hugs Sheila 

26 comments:

  1. Great use of the tie silk. Very nice. I always have a coffee cozy in my purse ready to be used. I have fabric ones and knitted ones. Your bag is just wonderful. I love the shape and the wool is lovely.

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  2. Love the coffee cosy! I lost mine somewhere...need to make a new one I guess!!
    Great bag too! Looks like the perfect size.

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  3. Old ties are great for quick dresdans, too. Love that bag pattern and super up-cyling!

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  4. Oh Sheila, that bag is wonderful! Hope I get to see you carrying it sometime!

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  5. you are so smart. what a great way to recycle ties and wool.

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  6. So glad you weathered the storm. Fabulous sewing.

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  7. Great idea for the tie. I've got one of Dad's that i will be using in a projects of some sort. The cosies look great. The bag is gorgeous. Hugs,xx

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  8. Great use of the silk tie Sheila! I love the bag...

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  9. What a great idea, Sheila. I just happen to have a silk tie sitting right by my work table and have been wondering what I could do with it. You're pretty clever! The bag came out adorable. Makes me want to jump up right now and go check out that trunkful of wool lengths I have stashed away!!

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  10. your reccylcing start to November are great... perfect tie fabric for the coffee cosy and I love that bag....
    Hugz

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  11. Very clever of you to recycle and make these cute cup cozies. Lovely purse. Creative Stitching...

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  12. Lovely recycling. Great projects. Hugs.....

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  13. You are very clever! The mug cosys look fab and the bag is gorgeous. I love the design and the woolen fabric, hugs Wendy

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  14. Wow, what an original and creative idea with the tie!!! And I love the bag too - November has certainly started off with a hiss and a roar for you :-)

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  15. Pleased alls ok after the storm..
    Great use of the ties..

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  16. Great recycling Sheila and I love the shape of the bag. I have some carrier bags full of silk ties that I have bought over the years from Charity shops - the plan is a quilt - one day!!

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  17. great idea for the tie...Love the bag!! chat soon

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  18. Good idea for using your scraps. I actually like the mug jackets and keep meaning to make one or two for my own use. Thanks for the inspiration. I actually recycled some of my mother's old buttons yesterday, too. I needed to hide a hole in a jacket and the buttons work great.

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  19. What a great idea to use a unique tie that way! I like your bag and the idea to reuse vintage buttons. Nice work!!

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  20. great little wraps they will keep your tea cozy too or maybe even a hot chocolate.
    Happy stitching
    in stitches

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  21. Beautiful bag and what a great use for an old tie!

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