waste not…want not

a favorite bag that I bought at World Market a few years ago is made of small squares of beautiful sari pieces…

over time they have started to come away from the backing…

so I decided to tease them off the rest of the way and give some a new life…


stitching them onto some of my gelatin monoprint fabric pieces

which just happen to be in complimentary colors…

adding beads and netting and more…

~* sending Brightest of Blessings to you and yours *~

36 responses to “waste not…want not

  1. What a wonderful “upcycling” of this beautiful fabric. By the way – World Market is one of my fav stores – love their handmade wrapping paper and lovely tissue paper, as well as many other interesting (and many tasty) items!

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  2. I lvoe what you did with those scraps, looks absolutely gorgeous. have a great weekend.

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  3. o patty, they are beautiful! what a delicate way you have…wispy & wavy and those colors!!! swoooning over here…xo

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  4. Oh Patty! I am just lost in the beauty. xoxo

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  5. What beauty in rebirth and I love these colors. Patty, I hope your week has been a good one. We are so happy since we have had some much needed rain these past few days. Take care and have a great weekend.

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  6. This is just beautiful ;0) Love your stitching ;0)

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  7. positively gorgeous repurposing! just lovely…I never enjoy trying to ‘fix’ or ‘repair’ things, but making something new is a great idea.

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  8. A wonderful ethic to live by, even moreso when the end results are so full of beauty.
    This reminds me of the sea for some reason.
    Have a beauty filled weekend.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  9. I simply love what you’ve upcycled! In fact, your new piece is far prettier and detailed than the original bag!! Lovely, lovely work, Patty
    xoxo
    Karen

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  10. beautiful way of using these small pieces Patty, love your stitching!

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  11. My kind of project: repurpose, recycle, reuse. Words I live by. Of course, this is beyond recycling. It is a work of art.

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  12. Thankyou for your bright blessings dear friend.
    I so admire your reuse of those beautiful sari pieces- they are beautiful,
    and added to your monoprints fantastic pieces comes to life.
    It is looking amazingly lovely, Patty.
    HUGS
    Dorthe

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  13. More creative creations by Patty! Your projects always put a huge smile on my face! Have a wonderful weekend! XO

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  14. What a great idea for reuse! They are so beautiful!

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  15. your stitching is gorgeous Patty!!! xx

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  16. really beautiful way of giving new life to your bag 🙂

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  17. ok, so this is pure bliss Patty! can’t describe how happy this makes me! …oh to have a world market near me….happy weekend!! xo

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  18. stempelchaotin

    Soooooooooooooo beautiful Sweetie.
    Absolutely devine.

    Have a sunny weekend my dear Patty.
    xoxo

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  19. Love the recycling job. The purse was very pretty. I’d have had a hard time throwing it out as well. The colors are perfect!!

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  20. Good for you! and it’s soooo pretty!

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  21. I feel bad about the bag, but you’ve kept the best part in your art. I love it – so delicate and pretty.

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  22. gorgeous and upcycling!

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  23. the colors are amazing on this! I love what you did with it! one stunning piece! P.S. I have SOCKS on today and a long sleeved blouse…it is COLD! 🙂 and I LOVE IT!

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  24. I adore your fabulous creative work, Patty! The colors and the design is amazing!
    Have a nice weekend my friend. Hugs MARTINA oxo

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  25. oh patty i have a cushion that has done exactly the same thing…i have been using it in all sorts of projects too….i love using the colored mesh backing from it too…..i am going to make an art journal case using my gelli printing and those too 🙂
    yours looks really pretty 🙂

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  26. I have a purse just like that in very bright colors. You’ve taken those patches and embellished them beautifully. Your monoprint fabric pieces are beautiful, too. Have a great day. Tammy

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  27. Hi Patty. Stunning project. Love the fabric. Great upcycling.
    Regards Florence x

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  28. julia christine stephen

    Beautiful

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  29. Dear Patty, you have created beauty from beauty. And the way you have photographed… so lovely.
    roxanne

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  30. *gasp* …these leave me speachless… so lovely.

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  31. Rich and luscious…. well done !!

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  32. oh how incredibly beautiful dear Patty-thank you for sharing your creative gifts so generously 🙂

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  33. marmeladegypsy

    Great idea, Patty. They’re awfully pretty!

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  34. These looks so awesome!!! You are being so productive!

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  35. Oh this is sooo gorgeous!

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