Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Phyllis' Sweater Bag

Remember when I told you about going over to Phyllis' house to watch her convert to a bag a beloved sweater she knitted over 30 years ago? Anyways, I've finally got her to stand still for 30 seconds to take these pictures





She then "reined" in the design by having authentic horse reins attached as handles. So cool!



Beautiful!

16 comments:

Adrienne " A little dramatic at times" said...

That is VERY cute!

Beatriz said...

I like. I like. I gotta make a trip to the Thrift Stores to search for some nice wool sweaters to felt!

Stephanie said...

Great bag --- I love the bag handles...fantastic idea!

Jennifer Coomer said...

That is AWESOME. And I love the reings! What a great idea! It's funny, I've been thinking about felting a sweater to make a bag. And then I keep hearing about people doing that. So I think that's a sign that I'm supposed to. I don't know why God would be sending me a sign about that, but there must be a reason.

Mary Anne said...

gorgeous bag, lovely colours and the handles are a great idea.

hakucho said...

What a great idea...I love it. Cannot even tell the bag was a sweater in it's previous life :)

del said...

That is so incredibly creative. Great job...love the handles!

Sarah said...

Hi Mom!
Thanks for the picture - I haven't seen my mother in ages!

stickchick said...

oooh, very nice!! Awesome idea for the handles too, it is sooo hard to find good leather straps too. I'm jealous!!

I've got another awesome sweater I just felted and is awaiting to be made into a purse. Thanks for inspiring me to get in gear!!

Divineladi said...

That is fabulous! Great idea!

Lynn said...

I really like this bag!! And the horse reins just add to it!! Fantastic job.

AND I love the sweater she's wearing as well.

Kirsten said...

Horse reins are such a great idea! It is so hard to find good straps for a bag.
The bag is wonderful!

Nikki said...

That bag is so cool and despite being 30 years old which is practically 'vintage' in fashion terms, and starting life out as a sweater, it's still holding its own.

AR said...

That's great! Love the handles!

Patricia said...

What a fabulous idea. Those pictures will send me straight to the thrift shop tomorrow

Theresa said...

That is one of the coolest things ever!