Here is the next project on the drawing board.  Just a shot of the Valentino vinyl banner that's been getting designed in my head for over a week.  Hopefully this one will turn out very posh and sophisticated.  There is a black and gold satin brocade that was purchased especially for this bag's lining.  I really hope my head isn't trying to overachieve on this one.  So it's just GOT to be next in line and get it out of my brain.  HA!
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A couple things got worked up this weekend and finally off the drawing board and onto the camera.

Here is a MONSTER of a tote from the Kate Spade vinyl banner I'd collected.  This thing is huge and could hold maybe even a small child in it.  HA!  Not sure I like the flower on it, but it's just pinned on and can come off easily.  As usual, I am so totally spent after completing one of these banner restyles.  But it is rewarding to get something accomplished.  

I don't have real good pictures of it yet because the camera fogged over from the sauna weather we are having outside..... AND I weenied out and came in.  Not meant for man out there today!  HOLY COW it's HOT!  But anyway, here's the back of this same bag.  Yes, it's from the same banner - even though the colors change a little..........

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The second is a set of distressed linen with a lovely washed out lily in golds and blues, made up into a clutch, notebook and mini change purse/wallet.  Don't think I'd put coins in it, but it would work for paper money and ID cards.  
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Too pooped to list anything tonight and it may just have to wait until next weekend.  But then again, it seems that there will be grandchildren to attend to.  So we'll see!  Not holding my breath.....  :)

Have a wonderful week and enjoy something different!
 
 
There are times when one must just stop and smell the roses.  Since all of my supplies have not yet arrived for one of my other ventures, I decided that a little fun with another restyle of a designer banner could get accomplished.  This LaFont banner started out being about 2-ft by 4-ft in size and is made of some type of nylon or polyester fabric.  The colors on the back are absolutely gorgeous.  With only one imperfection to the whole banner, it was easily hidden with a trendy patch and an Arc de Triomphe ironed on.  That added just a little more 'French'-ness to the bag.  When it was complete, I remembered all the fun flower clips and voila!  Guess I'm a sucker for those flowers, or could you tell.  :)  This bag could actually get used for a purse or handbag as it's not as wide as the others.  It does have 4 gold feet on the bottom (not in picture) and deep pockets on the front only.  You know, that old lipstick thing again.  
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Sister bags - Aren't they just CUTE? Smile for the camera ladies!
Thank you for taking time to look.  Every day is a new experience - LIVE OUT LOUD!  It's worth it.
 
 
I know, it's been a couple of weeks since my teaser on how a discontinued Oakley eyewear banner could possibly be reworked.  Well, after many ideas (most that just wouldn't work) this is the final product.  And to be honest, it really didn't come out too bad!  Just don't know what I'm going to do with it now.  :)  Any ideas???  HELP!  Someone NEEDS to take this off my hands!!!
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Vinyl mesh Oakley Eyewear banner resyled into a large shoulder tote bag.
 
 
I've been slacking in my blogging lately and haven't had time to really tell you all about the wonderful package of supplies and gifts that came this week from my blogging buddy Marcy.  This box is jammed packed full of fleece, cotton, buttons..... handmade earrings, and a gorgeous black and white "Friend" coffee mug, which is in the dishwasher.  Marcy has challenged me to use these fabrics to make her a cover for her journal book pictured and who knows what else I can come up with for her!
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And today my niece came to pick me up and five of us went to "The Mother of All Garage Sales" at the event center.  I've never gone before - it was overwhelming and SO much fun!  So don't laugh when you see these photos, but they will all be turned into something useful and fun..... bags, linings, blingy stuff......  who knows?!?!
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Now really, can't you just see this as a big ol' tote bag?  What fun is that?  HA  I even talked the seller down to a nice crisp five dollar bill on it.  Deal?  Absolutely! 
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Now you're probably saying to yourself, "She's lost her MIND!!!"  Yes, you see two prom dresses, which were $5 each and full of bling, taffeta, and fun.  Purse linings, journal bling... again, who knows what will happen with these?  But something will for sure!  Almost had a wedding dress bought, too, but he wanted $20 and I cheaped out on him.  The train alone would have made MANY many trimmings, but I was a good girl and said no.  :)

Yep, it's all odd stuff for sure!  But if you can't have a little fun, really, what can you have?

And Marcy..... the challenge is ON!  No sneak peaks either.  tee hee 

Get your 'creativity' on and LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!   (now I'm off to clean more toilets)
 
 
Yes, at noon today, the arduous work of redesigning that Pendleton vest into a tote bag is complete - AND listed.  I have signed off on it.
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Keep your eyes peeled today for the reveal of that golf vest tote!  It's going to end up having a little ditty bag to match - just big enough for hold some important things you might just need zipped up inside the tote.


Can't wait to show you all!
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Want you all to remember how it started out as a true to life golfer's knitted vest.
 
 
     As you know, I found a VERY expensive Pendleton knitted golf vest last weekend at a price I could not refuse.  No, I didn't purchase it to wear it - so get that thought out of your brain immediately.  :)       
     But I wanted to show you a little time line in my creative process today in transforming a new knitted vest into a one of a kind tote bag - a TygerLily original with no pattern, just rulers and a little experience under my belt.
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Pad the thing down.....
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SOOOOOOO scared to cut a sweater. YIKES!!!
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Looks like a boat.......
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It's making some progress here.....
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Pieces and parts.....
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The guts or shell...
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Realizing I'm copying my own pattern! HA! This is a larger version of my own favorite sweater remake that I carry every day.
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Do I throw the rest of the vest away? Is that being wasteful? tee hee
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A little TygerLily wooden dangle for fun....
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Finished but for the hand stitching around the inside top.
Hopefully this looks like a visual tutorial with limited sub-titles.  It's almost finished - handwork is all that is left.  But this old dog is tired.  This one wore me to a frazzle.  But I accomplished something, and it's my own design.  

Until we meet again...............