I've been altering lots of clothes for DD, when she finds something she really likes but it needs shortening or taking in a little I get the job. I don't mind so long as it's an easy job; she's not so good with a sewing machine! As I'm in sewing mode I made myself a bag yesterday. This has 4 layers, plus lining. To get the effect you sew through the 4 layers but cut through 3 then rough the fabric up. I've just remembered I think washing it produces an even better effect. The top fabric is much nicer than it looks here, it's shot cotton - something to do with the way it's woven; gives a shimmer to the fabric. The bird's eye is a button, which has an effect like little diamantes (just some silvery, shimmery dots), which glistens but again doesn't show well here. You need to sew diagonally across the fabric. I made the handle from cord, wrapped in fabric; I just wrapped thread tightly round the fabric instead of sewing it. The bag measures 12"x10" Haha, just realised I meant to give him a wing but forgot!
The theme for the DCD Christmas Club this week is 'snowmen'. It's 3 or 4 weeks since I joined in; but I'm nice and early this week as the new challenge is set on Saturdays. I've used Tim's Vintage Shabby papers for thies. The image is a Butterfly Kisses stamp from the 'around-2-it' collection xx