Reinvented handmade

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stunning Spring colors

This Gypsy Bag is a beautiful, unique, one of a kind bright lime green altered purse bag with a gorgeous hand made repurposed fabric roses of dark blue and purple on each side of the purse which blend in with the colors of the strap handle which is a combination of lime green, dark blues, aqua and purple.

This is a beautifully wearable art piece inspired by the colors and textures of Spring using a newly purchased lime green purse. Hand sewn, beautifully colored accented embellishments that complement each other have been added on each side of the purse. One side has a big lime green fabric beaded rose with a hand made fabric dark blue rose on each side of the green rose.

There is a dark purple rose on the upper right corner (the purple looks blue in the photo for some reason) and on each upper side of the purse is a tattered green gathered bunch of ribbon with a aqua organza type ribbon flower with white seed pods in the center.

The bag has a lime green satiny fabric liner with a zippered side pocket on one side and two open unzippered pockets on the other side and a zippered closure. The lime Gypsy Bag has a fold over leather flap in light brown on each side. These flaps had snap closures but the did not hold the strap closed properly and kept coming un snapped so they are now permanently sealed but you can untie the repurposed cloth strap and adjust the length easily. For black items see:

The bottom layer of the purse is a gathered pale green net fabric over laid with matching sheer lace hand sewn with greenish beads. Hand sewn repurposed embellishments also include vintage, tattered lime green embroidered crocheted lace which has been hand sewn and embellished with green polished rock chips and beads.

As with all the recycled materials I use, all items have been cleansed and enhanced with positive loving thoughts as I worked upon the piece:

The mystic bag is 9 inches wide at the widest and sloaps in to the middle at 8 inches , the bottom is 3 inches by 9 inches. The fabric strap is approximately handle is 38 inches with another 15 inches hanging on each side and you can untie this and adjust the strap.