May 9, 2011

Paper bag pretties

Happy Monday!!! I hope your weekend and Mother's Day was a great one! I spent mine with all the mamas in my family and it was wonderful!

So, I haven't been able to get in the studio as much as I'd like lately but I couldn't resist creating my latest inspiration, courtesy of Somerset Life's recent challenge to transform brown paper bags from plain to beautiful. It instantly sent my crafty mind in a bit of whirlwind.
 I had saved a few petite bags from my local hardware store and began to play. And after a bit of craft paint, cutting, doodling, and shaping three girly and whimsicle little outfits came to be....
a sweet little clothesline of pretties.... strung along my studio window...
Sometimes I just can't resist creating something brimming with  girly'ness:) 

Have a great week!
xo,

Abby

32 comments:

Cassandra said...

These are so sweet. What a neat idea!

Cassandra said...

These are so sweet. What a neat idea!

Jane said...

Oh Abby you always astound me! These are sooooooo cute and gorgeous at the same time! Love the little trouser suite with the teeny tiny buttons! You have the most inspiring imagination! hugs, Jane x

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Abby, these are just adorable, sweet and so creative! Connie

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, are these ever sweet. What a great idea!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh so creative! these are simply lovely!

June said...

Abby these are darling! What can't you do my sweet?
I have been away from blogging and have missed coming by. I wanted to tell you how much I love your new blog design. BEAUTIFUL!
hugs...

Tracy said...

Amazing creativity Abby, such beautiful little outfits.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Ella said...

Very sweet; I'd like to have a clothes line filled with them~

Jackie Thomas said...

OH Abby you are amazing. You are so incredibly creative. these little dresses are just gorgeous.
Hugs Jackie

Little Birdie Blessings said...

These are adorable. Hard to believe they started out as a paper bag. How creative. Thanks for sharing.

~ Abby ~

Gloria Westerman said...

Exquisite!!!! And so meticulous...your imagination is refreshing and unique....and truly inspirational.... I absolutely adore these....these would love so precious in my granddaughter rooms....will have to try it....thank you very much for sharing this with us......I love it....

Monica@The White Bench said...

Ooooooohhhhh Abby!!!! These are precious! Hope they make it to the glossy pages ;))
Hugs and thanks for putting my giveaway on your sidebar.
Monica x

Mary Lemon said...

These are adorable. You're so very creative and come up with such unique items!

Magento Themes said...

Gorgeous Abby... These are really cute and beautiful collections..
I just love those all things. Especially the pink trouser suit looking beautiful.. Thanks for this great idea.Magento Themes

Erin said...

Stunning! They are so dreamy! And I adore the little hangers you made for them. :)

chateaudelille said...

So cute and clever. Love them all! Fiona

Susan said...

Oh you are SO clever Abby! Who would have thought to turn something so practical into such pretties. I just adore them all, especially the last pretty gown with tulle. Sigh...
- Susan

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my goodness, Abby, you are truly amazing. Never in a million years would I have ever thought to make something so sensational out of paper bags. Now I am totally inspired!

I dropped by to say that your sweet little package arrived and what a delight it was to unwrap. I am so thrilled to have an Abby Original, something made by your talented hands. Thank you so much and I'll be paying it forward very soon!

Hugs and blessings,
Linda

Charlene said...

Soooooooooo cute! If I thought mine would turn out that cute I might try some! Charlene

Ginger said...

What a talented lady you are, I love the little outfits, you did such a good job. Hope you will visit me too.

Niki said...

love it! very creative....your newest follower from a blog hop

Niki
sofreemecrafts.blogspot.com

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, these are SO cool! I am constantly creating things from old kraft shopping bags....but never, never would have thought of something like this. Totally in love here!
Visiting from Show & Tell Friday. TFS!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Those are so cute, Abby!

Kelly said...

I love this and I would love it if you shared it on the Glitter link party this week! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/05/running-with-glitter-9-link-party.html
xoxox
Kelly

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

You are so talented...they are beautiful! I love the soft colors, too.

Melissa Lester said...

What a beautiful blog you have! Only a rare creative heart could look at a hardware store bag and see the true value inside.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'm blinking trying to clear my vision but the same images keep showing up! This is amazing! I'd sure love to see more of a tutorial on the steps achieved to make this.

Shared on FJI Facebook for SNS 82. :)

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Donna

Kathy said...

I can't believe my eyes! How did you ever come up with the idea of cloths. You know how to tap into your creative side, I just love the vision of paper cloths. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing
Kathy

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

You definitely have a pretty project! My first job was at a TrueValue! Thanks for sharing your talents and for the memories!

Terri said...

A tiny fairy passed by Abby's Garden Studio window and saw to her delight, fairy fashions, dancing in the light; so she tickled her nose and soon was in and trying them on with no one around. She wore the pants while touring the zoo and soon a friend asked her out -- OHH How Grand, so off she went in a skirt and top to see a movie and had wine outside on the lawn, but the big event came, the Ball, so she wore her dress with rhinestones and netting and he kissed her under the stars and told her she was as pretty as a fairy and it all happened in Abby's Garden under the studio window of her soul. Blessings Terri www.morningdewdrops.typepad.com

At The Picket Fence said...

Oh my Abby! These are exquisite... there is just no other word for them. They make my heart happy just looking at them. I could picture them hanging in a little girls room across her window. Sigh...so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Inspiration Friday. We will be sharing it on our Facebook Page.

Heather