After my successful sock monkey earlier this week, I couldn't resist playing around with some more of the clothes from my upcycle stash.
This time I grabbed a small pair of red jeans, a pair of black trousers and a black and white top.
I used one leg from the red jeans and the waistband for the strap; one leg from the black trousers and most of the top for the lining and made a simple patchwork tote bag.
I tried to incorporate some pockets and seams into the patchwork, but I have to say I'm not really that impressed with the result.
Of course, I learnt when I had a market stall for a while, that sometimes things I made that I really didn't like, sold very quickly to someone who did like them!
Hopefully this design will appeal to someone.
So this bag will go together with the sock monkey and a small tissue holder that I made...
..into the start of my upcycled clothes stall for next year's school carnival.
I've got a year to make things for the stall so plenty of time to play around and come up with some new designs.
Not a bad start though!
Do you ever not like things that you make?
I don't like this feeling - it's like something is out of place and I know I'll feel unsettled until I make something else I'm proud of!