Sunday, August 23, 2009

before/after.


stumbled across this beautiful WWII era canvas stretcher earlier this morning. i disassembled it, washed it, and then sewed it into a simple tote bag.

10 comments:

Ahipara Girl said...

each entry you make is a treat for me in my busy lives.

Tori said...

wow. really, WOW!
so badass.

cindy said...

will you be adding this piece to your etsy shop? i'd love to own a bag with that much history!!

Daisy said...

Very cleaver! I wish I was as crafty as you are... Very inspiring!

jessica, a miniature rhino said...

such a fan of the before and after shots. it's just incredible to see where these bags come from. and, i'm having eggplant tonight- thanks so much for your suggestions!!!

Anastasia said...

That is amazing in so many ways it's made me speechless.

Misha said...

oh dear, some people (that would be you) are too creative for their own good!

forest bound said...

thank you everyone for your kind comments! i was able to make two tote bags out of this stretcher and they'll be going up in the shop sometime over the next few weeks. i'll be sure to post about it!

Johnny Gage said...

nice, but i can't help but cringe at the thought of cutting up such a piece of history.

kari beth said...

What an incredible repurposed item!!! Amazing work!!!