Monday, January 17, 2011

MLK Day Purse Giveaway

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I'm giving away this awesome purse I just made:
My friend, Sarah, gave me this sweatshirt she bought in Virginia in 2002 and was made in the 80s. It was super tiny or I could have made it into a more wearable shirt. I decided to fashion it into a large tote using other recycled materials.
To make the tote, I cut the sweatshirt open along the side seams and up into the sleeves to make two large rectangular pieces. The handles are recycled from a macrame purse from the 70s and the interior polka dot fabric is scrap I've had for years. All materials used to make this tote are 100% recycled!
This purse would be great to use as a large purse, a grocery tote, school book bag, an overnight tote in which to throw a change of clothes, so many possibilities. It's nice and big! Very durable and comfortable handles so you can throw it over your shoulder.
To enter this giveaway, you must: follow my blog, and leave a nice comment below. It's that simple! Good luck to you all. The winner will be announced Friday.

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  1. Martin Luther King is legendary and I am head over heels in love with that tote! great job <3

  2. Wow, you did a great job with that purse! I never would have thought that it was a tee! Already following you!

  3. I adore you and this amazing tote! I work with children and am teaching violence prevention to ALL the schools in one county! How rockin' would it be to walk into my schools with that bag!? Thinkin' bout you lady friend, and thinkin' about the importance of a quote I heard today; "Change will not roll in on the wheels inevitability, it must be carried in on our backs." -old friend, Libby*

  4. comment...
    -sarah ;)

  5. This reminds me of some awesome old educational bulletin board cut outs my dad has for his elementary school in the Heights. Those kids love making fun of stuff from the 80s.

    I would think this would look pretty perfect going around NYC in the summer. I think it would be fully appreciated there.

  6. Love love LOVE it! You're quite talented!

  7. Hi Sarah. I work with your mom. She's awesome! She told me that you make beautiful things and took great pictures. She was right. I have a blog to if you'd like to check it out.
    Have a great day.