Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Beach Bag or 30 days till our summer trip to the ocean

I can't wait when we will hit the road and spend a week by the ocean. May be that's why all my projects now are related to this subject. Ocean is the only thing I can think of right now.
This Beach bag is the first item in my so to say "Marine" collection. It's done in white and dark Navy colors (very Marine) and it's been crochet out of my husband's OLD T-shirts.
Remember - No Money Spent - that's a slogan. I've started with 4 and i thought that would be plenty, but ended up using 9 T-shirts for this bag. Can you believe it? - Nine! and my husband is a tall man who wears size - Large. Way to go! As usually, my epiphany happened on a way to my regular donation bag, and one day later, after intensive slicing and crocheting, and two broken crocheting hooks (I've had the ones with plastic handles:( ), I've got my bag. Finished size 20" Wide by 12 " High, plus handles Extra 10 ".
I've use up everything from these T-shirts! Back of the bag:

One had a front pocket and it was put to a good use as well!
Believe it or not, the hardest thing in this bag - was to create a button. I've had a vision of large red color button for a bag closure but couldn't find any large size available in my treasure boxes. At that moment, I've had a devil's voice in my head saying very nicely, that I can BUY it easily, but I stopped it right there and then!!! Sure enough, I found a perfect piece of leather triangle in RED color, that I rolled into a perfect size red button! I've messed it up with a glue, after all, but Oh, well..... we'll call it Distressed Look or may be you know how to remove an extra glue. That would be great, if you do. Making this story short - I have a perfect beach bag and a few strips of T-shirts left for a Marine Style necklace:) I already have an idea!
Beach will be only 29 days away tomorrow!


  1. I love the idea behind your blog! Very creative :))

  2. Thank you, ArtTales. Means a lot to hear that from you!

  3. This is awesome! Great job -- I need to brush up on my crocheting skills :)