It’s the month of LOVE and am back again soon with another cute project this time (no browns this time too!). This one is for the apple of my eye…my little girl! She has a fetish for bags too, like me and so I made a stylish hand bag with some purpose! No, she can’t play with it but it sure will hold a lot of MEMORIES!
Yes, there is an album fitted inside the bag! Am sure, this ideas is not a new one..but it was exciting to make one, keeping a little girls interest. So it comes in all shades of pink…not surprising!
I wonder till what age girls have this fetish for pink too! I for one can’t take it though, don’t remember how I was as a little girl!
The bag was made with an empty cereal box and used lovely girlies papers from the DCWX Stack 8 to make the cover the bag and also for the album inside.
For the closure I used CLD English tea party doily die in silver CS and used 3 layers to make it thick and flexible to bend and open as a flap.
Beneath the doily, I fixed magnets for closing, punched holes on the sides and twisted silver ball chain chord to make the handles.
Of course, there had to be bling and a lovely lace flower to glam up this little girls bag!
Some broken earrings and a heart pendant make lovely danglers from the handle. I wanted a sentiment that fitted any occasion and so chose to stamp the word CELEBRATE with Inkadinkado stamp and again color it pink with my markers! I then mounted it on silver CS which I ran thru “heart” embossing folder to form a label for the bag! I punched some foam hearts in white and pink too. Definitely not a designer bag but crafted with a lot of love by mommy!
When the bag snaps open there is little album waiting to be scanned! There are lots of pocket pages here. There is little purse that opens into a mini accordion album on the front and back cover of the bag.
The rest of the album is a pocket page style, with photo mats and tags for journaling. The album can take upt0 25 post card size photos and 20 small sized photos!
That’s a lot to keep in a handbag, lol!
I have not complicated the inside with any embellishments…wanted it to be a functional one to flip thru and store easily.
My little girl is happy with the new bag and is amazed that she can now keep her baby photographs in this! I am a little hyper with her handling it and keep watching how she is opening and closing it, lol! It has with stood her abuse in the last 2 days and is still surviving. I think I am going to lock it up and make her a dummy bag to play!
Thank you so much for stopping by and would like have your views on this.
I would like to enter this handbag album in the following challenges…
Glitter andsparkle Challenge – Love is in the air
Come andget it Challenge – Love is in the air
Cherry LynnDesigns- Tickled pink (there is more than you can ask for!)
Wags ‘n’whiskers Challenge –Some one you love
SweetStampin Challenge – Add a heart
All sortsChallenge – Love is all around
Fussy andFancy Friday Challenge- All about Love
Crafts 4Eternity- with Love
Craft Yourpassion – anything Goes
ArtisticInspiration –AG with a twist of heart.
Until my nest Creative journey,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.
Hugs and lots of Love.