This blog shows my recycled denim creations, along with tutorials for items I have designed myself. I collect old jeans (a strange collection, I know!) and cut them up to make bags, purses, animals and other items of varying sizes and shapes. I then sell these to raise money for weomen and children in the town of Utange, near Mombasa, in Kenya. I help women to set up their own businesses and provide solar lights to enable teachers and pupils to work at home after the sun sets.
This bag makes me think of sunshine and summer holidays. Like the chocolate bag, it tends to bring a smile, but maybe a different type of smile.
I have made this several times, in different colour ways. I like this version in blues, and in fact I have used this same colour combination for several bag panels recently. Maybe I should branch out into other colours using different shades - I like the idea of using shades of green, and I know I have several green embroidery spools around my sewing room.