I have a ridiculously long "want to do" list and if I am honest I very rarely actually "do" any of it.
Instead as I read my way through blog land I collect more and more ideas to add to the list and dream of the day when I'll have a) the time and b) the energy to make at least a small dent in my list.
Till then I'll need to take pleasure in finding new things to add to my list and tackling one or two when I get the
Last week I did get the motivation (well OK a little bit!) and made one of the items I've been wanting to make for quite some time.
Lurking at the bottom of my wardrobe for the past couple of years now has been a pair of brand new jeans that I bought, as what at the time, seemed to be a bargain for only £2.50. The thing is a bargain is only a bargain clothes wise if you wear it, and frankly I didn't like the fit on these jeans but just couldn't be bothered to return them plus return postage would have cost more than the jeans. So basically a waste of £2.50 and not a bargain at all.
Then I remembered seeing a shoulder bag made out of a pair of jeans back in the 1970's. (Oh dear showing my age now!) and so this idea was added to my "want to do" list.
And there it has stayed for many months (if not in truth a couple of years!) till last week.
Big drum roll please...
The belt is a silk scarf that I have had for absolutely ages.
The badges were from a couple of packs of stick on badges that I got in Hobbycraft's sale.
I hadn't realised till I googled to get some ideas for cutting and techniques that this type of bag is quite popular on American sites and goes by the term "booty bag".
I'm really pleased with the way this turned out and dear daughter number two has already got her eye on this one, so I may just have to have a sort through the rest of my jeans and earmark another pair to "upcycle".