Sunday, February 14, 2010

Blast From My Craft Past (1)

I thought it would be a really nice idea to share some of what I have made in the past. Who knows, maybe you'll want to give it a try, just as much as seeing these made by others have made me want to, lol.

This is my first and only attempt at making a "Duct Tape Purse". "First" because, I just might feel so inclined to make another (ya right, lol) and "only" because it went so smoothly for me (which is not at all part of the norm for me), that I was just waiting for a major mistake to happen, lol.

I made this purse while sitting out on my front porch during the summer. Thankfully my kids and their friend keep themselves busy. If they hadn't, I doubt that I would have made it, lol. I had the whole thing pictured in my mind and just took deep breaths and I forced myself to patiently "take my time" while putting this together. As much as I hated it and for as much as I was hoping and praying that all my work would actually work out for me,lol. I toughed it out and had this beauty of a purse whipped up in 2 hours. THANK GOD!!!

For the bottom of the purse I enclosed a sheet of plastic canvas to make it more sturdy and have the closure made with magnets. Both the plastic canvas and magnets are covered.

The flowers I have to admit were VERY trick and annoying trying to cut them out just right. You know how it is to cut tape, it loves to stick, lol. But after many times of trying, I thought why not just fold a piece together, then cut the flowers out like that, lol. I would rather not have done it that way, but it worked well enough for me, lol. I honestly couldn't wait to get it completed.

I wanted to show people what I had made. At that time I was working 2 jobs. So job #1 said it was really cool and they said they really liked it and it was pretty, job#2 (which I am still at, grrrrr) gave me a look as if I'm messed up and kinda giggled. So I thought to myself "whatever" and "I'd like to see them try something like this", lol. Damn sure I'd giggle, lol. But of course for different reasons, lol.


  1. That is actually so much cooler than I thought it would be! Some of the ones I've seen online look terrible. But this is way awesome! Maybe I'll give one a try!

  2. I had only seen the checkered kind or something more wild, didn't really care for those. Walmart is where I got the colored duct tape =)