One of the latest projects is an altered purse from the thrift store and shoes from Target I fixed up.
I wanted something like straw or grass for the purse, a natural fibre because all my things are from nature. This find is plain and simple, but we can always fix that :D The plastic handle had to go though.
I bought a macrame belt and cut it down for a new handle and sewed it in place of the one I removed from the wooden rings, and with the extra length made tassels for the sides. I sewed some lace trim around the top.
An embroidered floral design I cut from a thrift store linen is used for the centerpiece. My colors are white and ecru especially lately. Summers in Florida cannot take much more stimulation :D
These shoes I bought in Target in plain leather because I wanted to embellish it with lace to match the purse. I glued 2 different kinds of lace trim onto the strapping, that's it.
I love embellishing and sharing with others like you!
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