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Buttons can go on upcycled bags…

Button Challenge

The first of the Big Button Challenge submissions has come in!  Take a look at this fabulous altered purse by Penny Richards.   I love how she used the pattern on the button as an inspiration for the motif she painted onto the bag.

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Hard to believe this was once a plain brown handbag, isn’t it?  You can visit Penny’s blog to see more about this project.

The button Penny chose for her altered purse is a Focal Button in the Country colors and Squares pattern.  As of now, I have one more exactly like it up for grabs in the shop.


It’s pretty exciting for me to see my buttons being used in new and creative ways.  I can’t wait to see more challenge entries.  So… who’s next?!


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10 thoughts on “Buttons can go on upcycled bags…

  1. Woooooo, upcycled bags! What an inspiring idea, Lisa!

    1. Isn’t it? It was all Penny’s vision and creativity. All I did was supply the button 🙂

  2. New blog post: Buttons can go on upcycled bags…

  3. Thanks so much for sharing!!! Love it soooo much and have learned a lot about what you can make with all the thrifted things!

    See what celia has been blogging about: Neighbors

  4. That is awesome!

  5. That is a great idea! I dont know if I can handle the pressure.

    See what kashoan has been blogging about: Famous or not……

    1. Aw, no pressure at all! I am sure whatever you make will be uniquely you – which is exactly as it should be 🙂

      Now, get crackin’ – only a few weeks left, LOL!

  6. Thanks all! Here’s my tutorial for the painted purses:

    If you make one (or anything in the same ballpark), consider adding it to the Upcycled Handbags group at Flickr:

    See what Penny has been blogging about: Don’t tempt me

  7. […] voting time, I suspect I’ve already (rightfully) lost to this purse. Ah well. Do you think I can put a second entry into the Sublime Stitching Upcycling […]

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