Back in November I was given a bag full of vintage or semi-vintage aprons by the owner of a wonderful architectural antique store in Austin called Revival. Having seen the Anny Bag, she wondered if perhaps a bag could be created from those aprons. This project, which I started after the holidays, proved to be quite the challenge! First of all, these were random aprons and there needed to be a common thread (so to speak 🙂 ) I eventually decided to add a fabric of coordinating color but it couldn’t be anything contemporary. Aha! A lightweight light blue denim from my stash. I chose three print aprons that had similar blue shades that looked very vintage. Alternating these for the ruffles, I allowed the edges of the denim to fray. The band was from the same denim. Now realizing that a purchased handle would not look right on this bag, I came up with an idea. I took three of the apron ties and braided them for each handle. Then the handles were attached using vintage buttons from my grandma’s button box. Thanks, Grandma! Yesterday, I handed over the bag and the remaining aprons to the shop owner and she was mighty pleased. Will it sell? Stay tuned!