Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Preparing A Place







On my last post I showed you a purse that was disguised as something else. Today I will show you just the opposite, something that is disguised as a purse. Take a good look at these purses. Can you tell what they really are? Maybe I should say what they really were. These were all made from regular, common placemats. My daughter-in-law made them and sold them for awhile. She had so many requests that she could barely keep up with the business. They are easy to make. You just pick out a pretty placemat and sew up the sides. Pick a matching ribbon and sew it on for the handles. More adventurous sewers can add pockets or trim. Viola, not a placemat anymore. But don't worry, we will still have a place.



"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. " John 14:1,3

34 comments:

George said...

What a creative idea! Your daughter-in-law is very talented, but I expect you already know that.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat, Ginny. Your daughter-in-law is very talented... I can see why she sells those purses...

Your scripture is so pertinent now since we have several blog friends whose hearts are heavy now.... They need our love and prayers.

Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are very pretty! I received something similar as a gift from a blogger I met last summer. She used a red, white and blue place mat as we met during July 4th! It's a nice size to hold library books.

I agree with Betsy. I know someone who is going through a very sad time right now with a terminally ill husband.

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Neat idea.

Darryl and Ruth : )

reanaclaire said...

hey.. your DIL is very talented.. i like the green one.. very sweet and nice.. how did she do.. just sew sides? there are more to it.. :)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Boy is that ever cool! Really terrific- I enjoy creative things like this and it's a bonus when it comes out so nice!
Oh..left a comment for you (smile)

Silence Sings said...

Wow..thats too creative....Your daughter in law is really very talented....

kanak7 said...

These are so beautifully made. You've got a very talented daughter-in-law. Thanks for posting...love the idea!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a great idea, your DIL is creative and talented. I'll bet she did gets lots of orders for those.

Ginny, I love your header photo with the pretty flower and the sweet little Skipper.

Stacey Dawn said...

That is soooo cool! I just might have to try that!

Ann said...

The lime green bag is so beautiful, except it gets dirty easily. So may i buy the one before that? LOl

hip-chick said...

I know of a woman who uses place mats to make an insert for her purses. Then when she wants to change purses she pulls out the place mat/insert and just puts it into the new purse!

hip-chick said...

This is sort of awkward because I know that people get embarrassed over this sort of thing...but, in that lovely comment that you sent me (which I appreciate very much, it's nice to be missed) you called me Ann, but my name is really Kara. I don't put it on my blog very much so there really wasn't anyway of you knowing. :) I commented this on it's own so that you can just delete it and won't have to publish.

From the Kitchen said...

Very creative and pretty--and a perfect lead in to a comforting piece of scripture.

Best,
Bonnie

Fred Alton said...

WoW! Just look at that! Knowing what to do with things really can make a difference in our lives. Great talent.

Melanie said...

Those are beautiful...and they look so lightweight!
Your daughter-in-law is very talented.
I may have to give it a try. :)

Jeanne said...

Thanks for posting this great idea. I think I'll just have to try making one too!
Jeanne

Karin said...

These look great and so much fun to carry - if I carried a purse! I'm going to pass this idea on to my sewer friend Linda. You have a very talented daughter-in-law!

Thanks for the verse! I have 3 dear friends who were widowed this month - 2 here and 1 in my home city. That is such an encouraging verse!

Off to work another day!

srp said...

These are really beautiful!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful purses,almost too pretty to use.
I am thankful daily for the place that is prepared for me in heaven.
Blessings,Ruth

sarah said...

these are really cool...very creative. And that scripture...the best...no fear.

Sandra said...

love the purses, she is so talented. the scripture has tears of more memories rolling down my face. in the photo of my baby brother that is on the post today with betsy's photos, when he was that age, he stood in front of the church and quotes this scripture. i never fogot it and your scripture just lighted that memory.

Remington said...

GREAT idea! Very pretty!

Stephanie V said...

Really clever. Pretty AND useful - my kind of craft.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, What a nifty idea! They are great looking bags. One would never guess what they started out as. Have a super good day!

Ann said...

The laugh of the kookaburra is not very nice. If you go to thi link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0ZbykXlg6Q

Kerrie said...

So happy you are trying the recipes, let me know how you like them! I love the purses, have seen some before made from placemats but not as beautiful as these, They are awesome! Hugs, Kerrie

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, I could never tell those started off at placemats! How wonderful.

DawnTreader said...

Very clever. The bags as well as your playing around with words and quotes :)

Glenda said...

I love the beautiful purses made by your talented DIL! And the Scripture is always so comforting.

Neal said...

Those are neat! Now if she would just fill them with 20s $$$ :)

S. Etole said...

those are really pretty, Ginny ... such a creative idea

Ruthi said...

Awesome! I love purses... to the maxxxxx! This is very innovative. I love them all. Your DIL is very creative and business-minded. Keep it up and who knows what could happen.

Sorry for not visiting your blog very often like I used to. I am really busy at work. I am dead tired at the end of the day.

I just want you to know that I really appreciate your visit to ALL MY BLOGS. I means so much to me. I hope you will not get tired. wink* Take care and have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Krista said...

They are so beautiful! What a neat and creative idea!!