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refashioned bags: book giveaway

For the month of December, HauteNature will offer quite a few giveaways for the holidays. Gear up your HAIKU talents, because this is the first one. This fabulous book, 'Refashioned Bags' by Faith & Justina Blakeney is perfect for the DIYer! With patterns and instructions for making bags from almost anything, this could be your holiday present, or you could regift you a Do It Yourselfer in your life. As always, leave your (emailaddressatwhatever) after your HAIKU poem entry in the comments. HAIKU topic, 'handbag'.

The book published by Potter Craft, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House is one of many books they publish with eco-friendly ideas and DIY projects.

Refashioned Bags, shows you how to create carryalls, clutches, laptop bags, totes, all with helpful diagrams and step-by-step instructions. For the longtime DIYer or for the first time crafter, bags are one of the easiest accessories to make and require little more than a needle, thread, and everyday items you can find in the closet, garage, attic, or flea market. That's why the sister authors of 99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt into Something Special show you how to make boutique-ready bags on the cheap. In their new book, the Blakeney sisters twist and weave, turn inside-out, and reappropriate just about anything and everything to fashion radical accessories with eco style and and an ecological message. UPDATE*-Congrats to psgorder for winning!

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5 Comments

    materials up
    cycled to make lovely
    new handbags. what fun!

    Comment by lela | 12.01.09

    Keys, cell phone, candy.
    Kleenex and… there's my lipstick!
    But where is my comb?

    – Handbag Haiku

    Comment by psgorder | 12.02.09

    Haiku for my handbag:

    Trusty companion,
    beautiful beast of burden –
    never left behind.

    ggouin(at)skidmore(dot)edu

    Comment by Gracie | 12.02.09

    Hi — Just in case my email address didn't come through, it's psgorder(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks!

    Comment by psgorder | 12.03.09

    Clutches, wristlets,
    totes.
    So many handbags to
    handmade.

    sophie(at)bleuvanille(dot)com

    Comment by Sophie | 12.06.09

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