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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Drinking My Way Through The Long Cold Winter

Okay its not what you think. LOL! Not that kind of drinking. I have spent the winter months saving and recycling soda cans and coming up with some really cute creations for this upcoming year.

Soda Can Messenger bags are a happy little accident that landed so nicely. I was trying to make one of my signature boho bags with soda cans and found that I actually like it better flat as I was constructing it. A few more stitches here and there and Viola!, a new bag to add to all of my crocheted creations.

I made the first one and tested it out at the Strange Folk Festival in O'Fallon, IL last August 2010 and it sold the first day! Then I said to myself hmm this might be a nice addition and started cranking out more over the winter. I have the above mountain dew bag, a monster one, as well as some other mixed can bags.

The bag in the picture sports a total of 20 can panels. I have also made a purse side bag with a total of 15 soda can panels. (Not pictured) It is very cute as well. Have several of them made. Plan to keep making them and have an ample supply for this year's craft fair circuit.

I am planning on being in several this year if they dont fill up or I make it in (the juried ones). Will post a list of fairs I will be showing in later.