This thing just kept morphing all afternoon until it turned into this:  "Hot Pants Valentino Tote Bag"  Don't ask me why 'hot pants' came into my mind, other than the back of the bag really does look like a pair of pants.  HA!  Well, this is totally different still from the others, so we'll see if it flies.  
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Here's Val taking a little sunbath.
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Here's Val's behind - just ready to hold something special.
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Just another view to show her pleated side gussets.
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I could not for the LIFE of me get a good picture of the guts. But this one is padded good enough you could carry eggs in it.
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Turned the logo into a sort of luggage tag and dangled a gold purse charm that has Swarovski crystals on it from the same ring.
This one was very difficult only because of the vinyl not being as pliable as some.  It's very tall and actually gets more slender as it comes up to the top - fairly feminine I'm thinking.  Has a magnet inside for closure.  Absolutely NOTHING would fall out of this!  Hope you find a good home, Hot Pants Valentino!  :)
 
 
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!
 
 
After doing NOTHING constructive last night (shame on me) I figured this morning should be a 'get back on track' morning.  So after completing a few small tasks the other eyewear banners got brought out and had their pictures taken.  I hope the ideas in my head will work with some of these.  If they don't, I'm not out much, just have to go back to the drawing board is all.  :)  Take a look at the fun vinyls and fabrics that are itching to get played with......
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Juicy Couture sassy vinyl (LOVE the colors in this one)
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Kate Spade classic vinyl (Kate Spade and her clean lines...)
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Stack of fabric and vinyl from LaFont, Prodesign, and Nine West. The LaFont has me itching to get behind the sewing machine because of the unique colors and print.
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Lightweight vinyl OGI (yes, I own a pair of these myself) Ignore the PVC in the pic, that's just to hold down the curl of the fabric. This one is already designed in my head and next to visit the sewing machine. The model in the print has bright red lipstick on and that will show up on the back of the bag for some pop. WAY neat.
So please follow along the upcycling process with me.  Full week of my real job, but watch out because there's a 3-day weekend coming up!  I see a lot of Law & Order and a sewing machine in my near future.  HA!

Get creative and have some fun - live out loud, and please color outside the lines.
 
 
Just wanted to give you a little tease as to something that came up yesterday.  A new recycling project!  Only going to show you the item that is going to get upcycled and re-styled into something hopefully a little fun.
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This is a wonderful vinyl mesh promo that was destined for a recycle bin at work.  Yep, you got it.  I nabbed it and can't wait to redesign this into.....????   You guess!  This thing is huge, that's why I photographed it on the floor.  You can get sort of an idea of how much material there is here to work with.  SO FUN!  So keep your eye out for the finished project hopefully this week.

Keep creating, keep busy!