Friday, April 5, 2013

Old Bag to New Bag

I said
I am NOT talking
about myself here
thank you very much.

When my son needed a bag
in a hurry I decided to
repurpose one I already had.

Because he DOES NOT work for
Coldwell Banker
he DID NOT want to carry a bag
like this one.
Looking for a quick fix
I cut the sleeve off an old shirt.
(no picture-bad blogger)
I cut it to size and hemmed around
the edges.
I printed the word LIFE off on a sheet of paper.
I then taped that to the window,
put the piece of hemmed cloth over it 
and with a black Sharpie 
filled in the letters.
Once done,
I used fabric glue to secure it
over the logo on the front.
A grab and go bag for his 
LIFE materials.
Even thought it looks a bit crooked on there
it is not-that is just the best shot
I could get.

As for me-I'll be dreaming
of living LIFE here today.
Anyone care to join me?

We have been having some internet problems
the last couple of days.  I can only get on
sporadically- Bear with me if I don't
get right back to you.
your photo name


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Resourceful thinking! Looks great too!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Well aren't you the sweetest Mumsy!!!
I'm there on the beach with you Diana AND I have a glass of wine in my hand
( and I don't even care what time of the day it is )
And because you don't drink - I'll have yours in my other hand )
Have a wonderful wknd )

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

So clever and sweet! YES, I'd love to join you...picture looks amazing!!!
Hope you get your computer problems aggravating!

Melanie said...

The bag looks great! Smart idea! That beach picture looks so very inviting!!! It must be warm there, yes, I think we all want to join you!!!

Linda at French Hollow said...

What a fabulous recycle project. You are so creative!

In my mind I've been on that beach since that darned groundhog lied, so pull me up a chaise, I'm there!

Maria Elena said...

What a great idea! Very clever! I will join you on that beach any day, just don't make me wear a bikini! LOL

Anonymous said...

great job! I like the way you're thinking that beach looks amazing, hope the computer fixes itself

Sarajan (Jan to friends!) said...

You're the kind of gal who can juggle a raw egg, a watermelon, and a running chain saw! Great impromptu solution for extending the "life" of that bag. -- Jan

Susie said...

Nice quick fix Diana. Oh yes, I'd like a nice beach relax-a-cation. I have to say once again the sun is shining know that makes me happy. Hope you are at least having sunshine. xoxo,Susie

Geneva said...

Very Nice! I've often wanted to repurpose bags like that, but hadn't come with anything that looks so nice. And yes, I'd love join you at the beach ... ahhhhh.

Shirley said...

Good Morning Diana, Good thinking and a great fix. I was so mad yesterday. I had my resume just about done when the lights blinked and I lost it all. That happened twice and yes I paid my light bill.
Don't know what happen, so I will work on that today. I need to get my package ready to go to Sarasota,Florida. I join you on the beach those chairs look so inviting. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Nellie said...

Good-looking bag! Do you still have snow on the ground, Diana?

xo Nellie

Japolina said...

Cute bag idea. I'm in a crafty mood because I'm getting favors, etc for the bar mitzvah cruise.

Come visit SoFla!

Beth said...

Great idea!!

My nerves are a bit frazzled and I would love a day on the beach. :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great idea to make the bag even better! We just got back from the beach but I'm ready to go back! Come on down....bring your sunglasses and sunscreen! We'll go together!

andy said...

I like ! Have a wonderful Friday !

Cheryl Goode-MacKinnon said...

Clever, clever.... what a great way of repurposing ~ I would also love to be on that beach right now, nothing better than the ocean!
Have a great weekend,

Ruth Kelly said...

Creativeness takes over and repurposes a bag. DId he like it then?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

One creative it. And yes a sandy beach with some shade...sigh.

Oh, Phil..the pheasant was screeching outside my window just now...


Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

You are SUCH a clever, clever girl!!

Lucille said...

Nice job, Diana! Yes, although not a beach person, this is a great looking scene and yes, I will join you. We can walk on the beach and bask in the sun after putting on sun screen! Bring all your grandchildren. It would be no fun without them. I remember how much fun I had with my three grandchildren when they were young.

Dewena Callis said...

I hope your technical problems get worked out quickly. Meanwhile you remind me to look around and see what can be repurposed!

A Magical Whimsy said...

Oh, your first comment is so funny about 'old bags' as I have just left a comment over at Mary's 'Backside of the Moon' about her lovely bags she created for a church event. Please go read the comment I left her, and you will see what I mean!
Take care! and have a very lovely, and blessed weekend!
Teresa in California

bj said...

I do....I do...I wanna go with ya.:)
Great idea on the bag. You are such a talented lady...:)

Jettie said...

save that 2nd chair for me, please

Zoey said...

What a great idea, Diana!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

What a great fix- at no cost, how awesome - repurposing an old bag (not you) and an old shirt - awesome idea!

And YES by all means, I am in that chair right next to you, and we're both holding girlie pink fruity drinks with paper unbrellas on them.

Yes, I think I could be there right now - what a wonderful thought.

Have a wonderful weekend.


camp and cottage living said...

Everytime you show a project I wonder why I didn't think of that!
Great repurposing.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

That turned out cute--what a great idea for all of those promo items hanging around. Thank you so much for stopping by, you are one of the sweetest (and most engaging) bloggers around. Blessings to you and your family, today! Hugs, Kim

Missy George said...

Your son is lucky to have such a handy, quick thinking Mom..

Karen Frost said...

What a clever girl you are Dianna! Very classy looking, too! I'm getting my sandals out.....
Hugs xoxo

sissie said...

Hi Diana,
Now aren't you the clever one! Great repurposing idea and I'm sure your son loves it.


Sue said...

well aren't you clever.....and save me a lounge chair on that beach....I am in need of a good warm vacation....anywhere.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

...and you saved the day! I would not mind join you on that nice warm spot...

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very clever!! Meet ya on the beach in five!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

aren't you clever..but then I knew that!!

SavannahGranny said...

This "Old Bag" thinks you did an fantastic job. You're great at LIFE!
Hugs, Ginger

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great idea and I love that you used the window for the back light.

Heaven's Walk said...

Sweet idea, Diana! You're such a stinkin' crafy lady! Not a bag for sure! lol! Oh, and Suzan and I will both meet you on that beach. The three of us will get silly on a glass of FatCat*HappyDog wine. lol!

xxo laurie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a great idea, Diana! I bet it's perfect for what he needs! I'd love that beach, too..SNOWED today!

mikky said...

What a sweet Mom! And what a smart idea. Think I'll be using this idea!


Lisa Mangold said...

That was so nice you fixed up that bag for your son. Now he has a LIFE . . . bag.

Blessings, Lisa

Red Rose Alley said...

How clever, Diana. You thought of that one so quickly. And what better word to put on a traveling bag.....LIFE. I love it. Oh, that water and sand sounds divine to me right now.

Laura said...

great job diana! i was just saying today to my kids that people are way less likely these days to fix or repurpose anything and its good to know that some people still do!! and yes, reserve a spot for me on that there beach!!! looks like heaven to me!
laura xx

lynn said...

so much better! great job!