Amongst my many purchases this past week at Marshalls (because honestly how can you not purchase a closet-full of clothing at their prices), were a dress and a laptop bag.  I spent $34 on both of these items combined.

This is the dress:

Dress collage

Cute.  But not my style and really did nothing for my body type.  I didn't purchase it to wear it though.

Instead I set to work pulling it apart:

fabric and tulle flower

First, I removed the lovely flower arrangement.  Then …

flower embellishment

stitched a bead inside each flower.

A little hot glue and hand stitching (for reinforcement) and we have:

Bueno laptop bag

a funky new laptop bag, just for me.

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@dippindotwoman March 14, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Awesome inspiration.

anna March 14, 2011 - 4:24 pm

love it, i aspire to be crafty, but i never seem to come up with great ideas like that.

stephanie March 14, 2011 - 4:27 pm

How hot is that?!

Tonya Staab April 8, 2011 - 10:15 am

It's just faux leather.  I loved it though, especially the color, I just knew though that it needed a little something added to it.  I air on the side of fun and quirky :).

NerdMom April 8, 2011 - 8:07 am

That is awesome!!! What is the bag made of? How did you even think of that!

(BTW: stopping by from MomSpark Forum)

Miu miu handbags July 26, 2011 - 2:47 am

When dealing with the garbage collector, who spoke only Spanish, or by telephone with education officials in San Juan, I would summon an eighth-grader to serve as my interpreter.

Cuur August 31, 2011 - 4:01 pm

so chic! I love a color combination. but can you really trust to hot glue when making a frequently wearable accesiore?


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