Sunday, 7 December 2008

it's all about the bag

As I said earlier I visited the button shop in Strasbourg last weekend and the few things I bought were packaged in a small brown and red paper bag. Of course I've done nothing with the things I actually paid for but the bag has been put to good use! I ripped it up and glued it to one of my weekly cards (only 3 to go, yay!) then used it in the centre of the flower. I've made these circular flowers from fabric before but this is the first one out of paper.
I picked up an old French book in the market for altering, by the way 1633 is not the date of publishing!!
I used the bag again to cover the sides, this one also has quite nice lining pages

If you're looking for a fab xmas idea check out Robin's post from Nov 26 over at the shrines are so gorgeous!! Posted by Picasa


Unknown said...

I wish I could go shopping with you!!! The book is gorgeous. And surely a button shop is more excitng to visit because it is in STRASBURG. We have WarrensBURG, here just a half hour's drive from me, but I promise you, it is nothing special. :)

robin dudley-howes said...

Margaret you are so sweet. Thanks for sending your peeps my way. May I do the same for you? I LOVE these paper flowers! Isn't it true that the packaging can be just as fun as whats inside? I am putting you on my links list now! This is so much fun communicating as if we lived next door!

~*~Patty S said...

You are SO my kind of gal ;) I always enjoy the wrappings, your flower looks wonderful as does your niched French book = ooh la laa, Love how you do that! Robins shrines and jewelry are really fantastic TFS! HoHoHo