Tuesday, January 10, 2012

purse made from potato sacks

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{I couldn't resist}

I dedicate this little bag to the great state I live in {Idaho incase you didn’t know}. To make it, I used a total of two potato sacks. I dyed one of them an awesome turquoise color with some Rit dye. Did you know you can dye potato sacks? I didn’t. I took a leap of faith when I dumped my sack into the dye. Happily, my faith was rewarded. I actually sat with the dye bath, stirring with one hand and googled with my other whether or not potato sacks dyed. I really should have googled first. Luckily all worked out. I can’t wait to sport this around my new state. I’m California grown, but I’m quite in love with this potatoy place. 

18 comments:

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Oh my goodness that is amazing! I'm completely in love with it especially the turquoise button! and that you dyed one sack turquoise - how clever is that! If I was American I'd totally tell you to make more and sell them on etsy cause I'd definitely buy one...but I'm not American :( so I can't shop on etsy :( or drink root beer freely whenever I please :( sad times! p.s you're from California? I am super jealous!

Fictitious Fashion said...

you love playing with colors and things we don't even care about.. don't you??? That's a talent.. cun imagine that!! The bag has turned out to be pretty great :)
I like ur outfit too :)

Love
Akanksha

Leslie said...

Great purse. Very creative.

Harley said...

ok that is freaking awesome. and you look adorable.

Ashley said...

This is precious!

Lady Danburry said...

The dying looks great! Did you know you can dye just about anything?! I recently dyed a pair of shoes. The RIT website has mixing recipes for any color you can imagine and different techniques for whatever you're dyeing.

kirstin & jordan said...

awww, love it! I keep finding new things you can dye (like wood! and now potato sacks!).
the purse is great- love the pictures too. :)

Lizzie said...

This is such an awesome and cute idea!

I also love how you manage to combine such different colors together, so amazingly well!

The last photo is priceless ahaha love it.

xo
Lizzie
placeclevertitlehere.blogspot.com

Meredith said...

um yes: you rock. love it, lady! :)

Susan @ athomewithsarasays said...

TOtally cool handbag. I've never tried dyeing anything but want to give it a shot!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

These are great! Mashed potato great! Adorable...so are the bags!

Beki said...

you are probably the most creative person i have ever had the privilege of meeting. you are awesome, krista!

HollowSquirrel said...

another week, another awesome entry! Well done!!!

Lauryn Clemmer said...

i LOVE this. so so creative. thanks so much for sharing!
{love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com
i'm a new follower!

Crystelle Boutique said...

Couldn't help it....
This is just TOOOO cute!!!!
I HAD to blog about it.....

Here is the link:

http://potatoboutique.blogspot.com/2012/02/potato-sack-fashioned-into-purse-by.html

George Smith said...
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George Smith said...

That is a clever idea! And the handbag looks like not made up from a potato sack. The design and color looks so pretty.

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lisaellen said...

I would love to make one of these bags for myself ... I have a coffee sack that a friend gave me! Do you have a tutorial as I am new to sewing! I would be willing to send a few dollars for it ...
lisaellencooper at gmail dot com
LISA!

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