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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

#204 Shopping Our Stash - Red, Red Wine

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
The challenge this week at Shopping Our Stash is  Red, Red Wine. 
 Use the color "wine"or use your wine stanps.   Use reds, or use a wine/drinking theme (or both!)
I made three projects for this challenge:
Two wine cradles and one wine bag
I love re-purposing and when I saw all the little cardboard sleeves used to protect my infusion meds, I asked my nurse, Amy, to save them for me.  My original plan for this challenge was to make the wine bag only, but, after tripping (twice) over my HUGE bag of cardboard sleeves, I decided to bring one of my ideas for the sleeves to life.

I used one of the infusion kit sleeves  to create the "There's Always Time for Wine" Cradle."
The Good Times Cradle was created using a Viva Ink Gold Carton that I've had for 6 months.
 My wine cradles fit perfectly inside the wine bag .  The Cradles look awesome on my very "rustic dining room table. 

    I learned a few new tricks that will improve my "VERY" novice sewing skills!
The tag is from CCB's "Uncorked Sayings on Kraft."  The Fabric, from 7 Gypsies' "Farmhouse" 
 Just playing around with my inks and gesso on my "Always Time for Wine" cradle,  I learned how to make cardboard look like bamboo.

Thanks for stopping by!  Looking forward to seeing your makes in our Challenge

Chana Malkah
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  1. Way to re-purpose! I used to save stuff, but then I either needed to purge or move. Purging was less involved. :)

  2. Fabulous job on the challenge, I love the idea of the cradles and the bag, you are so good at thinking outside the box.

  3. sooooooooooooo totally INCREDIBLE! wow!

  4. What a great wine theme interruption. I especially love those wine boxes, very clever idea.Thanks for joining us at the Mema’s Crafts challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs, Barbara

  5. Ohhhhhhh wine boxes! How awesome are those!!!! You are just so super creative Miss Chana!!!

  6. Chana, your wine bag is beautiful and I really love the sleeves you have made. These accessories make a mundane gift spectacular. I love your creativity in upcycling those boxes. Fabulous idea.

  7. Beautiful boxes, especialy the one wich looked like a wall.


  8. Now THAT is repurposing at its very finest! These are awesome - and what an eye you have :)

  9. You are the upcycling Queen! These repurposed boxes and the bag are incredible!

  10. All the projects are adorable! My fav is the wine bag! Just awesome! So glad you played along Craft Your Passion#264!

  11. Fabulous projects, awesome wine bag, thanks for playing along with us at CIOT for the ATG challenge


Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate your comments, they keep me motivated!
Hugz, Chana