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jKafer on the Net

January 15th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

In Your Words Blog Hop is here!!!!!

Well here we are again, hopping around the internet. Don’t you just love all the great projects in this hop?  I love the creativity, style and talent of everyone here.  I went to Sweden today and I don’t even have a passport – I love the internet.

For my project, I was feeling a little nostalgic for high school. In the 70’s when I was in high school, the way you were a rebel was to ‘mark’ things.  Especially your jeans.  1 – it annoyed the teachers, 2 – it was cool to your friends (who was wearing more ink) and 3 – pretty much drove your mom crazy!!!!!

So, a month ago I made a couple of wine totes and I had thought about making one of out denim to see how it would work out. So I started looking around for some denim and being cheap I saw the pile of blue jeans in the closet (long story short, I want to make a blue jean quilt out of my and my husbands old jeans as a keepsake for my son, or a cabin if we ever get one of those. Already have the kid…) and the wheels started turning.

I found a pair of my sons old jeans – wide legs that they wore in the 90’s and I started cutting. Then I grabbed some red fleece (like I would put any other color on the inside – really! – actually, I just couldn’t find any red flannel) and cut that to size.  Then came the fun part – out came the sharpies.  I had a great time doodling on this tote!!!!  Brought back many, many memories of walking around with pen all over your hands because you touched the drawing before it dried – because it took days and days for it to dry if it ever did.

So here are my words for you to enjoy:

I turned the leg upside down and then cut a simple slit and sewed around it for the handles.

 

And for your Rock ‘n Rollers:

I hope you have as much fun hopping around the web as I had making this ‘wine’ tote!

Happy New Year to everyone!

 

 

 

 

Thank two lovely ladies Madame Samm and Linda who are  our cheer leaders for  this amazing blog hop.

Please continue on with the other ladies of the day:

Wednesday, January 16

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  • Kim
    12:18 am on January 16th, 2013 1

    I love finding new ways to recycle old jeans. Thanks for sharing!

  • Judy B
    12:36 am on January 16th, 2013 2

    Love your wine totes! Thank you for sharing.

  • Pat
    12:59 am on January 16th, 2013 3

    I was born in ’52, so I was in high school in the 60’s. I recall the rebel in me started “marking” when I was about eight, although I called it “writing.” I was still a timid little rebel in 1960, when I started writing all over my rolled up, straight leg 5 pocket jeans, worn with the oversized boy’s shirt with the tail hanging out … only worn in summer or after school. At first I used chalk, the progressed to crayon, then ball point pens. I had quite forgotten. Thanks for bringing me back … 🙂 Pat

  • Nati
    1:10 am on January 16th, 2013 4

    What a cool idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • Sunshine Girl
    1:33 am on January 16th, 2013 5

    Oooh I have never doodled on jeans, what a fun idea.

  • Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
    1:34 am on January 16th, 2013 6

    Spirit – great word! I doodled on everything when I was a teenager too – especially my jeans WHILE I wore them!! Sometimes the pen would be on your leg too so it was like it was a tattoo!

  • Gill
    3:43 am on January 16th, 2013 7

    What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Beulah @ Sowing Stitches
    4:10 am on January 16th, 2013 8

    hmmmm somehow I missed the craze of drawing on jeans in the ’70s…probably because back then my nose was in a book or I was riding horses. I do love repurposing denim…its so hard to say goodbye to a great pair of jeans isn’t it?! 🙂 🙂

  • charlotte
    4:12 am on January 16th, 2013 9

    Great use of old jeans. We used to write on ours too. Mom hated that.

  • Cathy
    4:36 am on January 16th, 2013 10

    Very cool indeed! Well done!

  • Betsy
    4:48 am on January 16th, 2013 11

    Great idea.

  • ga447
    4:55 am on January 16th, 2013 12

    Great idea and the word “spirit” is fun.

  • Martha Raiford
    5:02 am on January 16th, 2013 13

    Great projects…thanks for sharing.

  • mdm samm
    5:04 am on January 16th, 2013 14

    and my dear what quilting project will this become..a bag, a leg warmer, a clutch, ?
    great doodle

  • mdm samm
    5:05 am on January 16th, 2013 15

    ohhh I get it…saw the slits..it is a tote…ok…lol

  • Quiltin' Jenny
    5:25 am on January 16th, 2013 16

    Cute cute cute! I love projects with old denim (I have a TON of it saved!). This is a fun one that could be done up in so many fun ways. Thanks for sharing!

  • Thearica Burroughs
    5:33 am on January 16th, 2013 17

    Brilliant use of old jeans!

  • Britt-Inger
    5:38 am on January 16th, 2013 18

    the totes are sew cool! thanks for sharing

  • cindy
    5:44 am on January 16th, 2013 19

    What a fun tote! Your doodles made me smile… thank you for sharing

  • katie yoakum
    5:55 am on January 16th, 2013 20

    great upcyceling

  • Jeanie
    5:58 am on January 16th, 2013 21

    Great use of old jeans! I remember writing (scribbling) on my old jeans, but then they were just thrown away. Great recycling project!

  • Cathy L in IA
    6:23 am on January 16th, 2013 22

    Oh, embroidered jeans….do those bring back memories! What fun.

  • Linda Winters
    6:27 am on January 16th, 2013 23

    What a clever wine tote! Thank you for sharing with us!!

  • Tammy
    6:34 am on January 16th, 2013 24

    Boy do I remember these denim days….Thanks for a blast from the past. we all need those occasionaly.
    conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  • patricia
    6:43 am on January 16th, 2013 25

    Upcycled words rock!

  • marjorie
    7:05 am on January 16th, 2013 26

    Great idea!!!!

  • Kathy Gentry
    7:09 am on January 16th, 2013 27

    Great idea!

  • Rosemary B
    7:24 am on January 16th, 2013 28

    These are really cool. I love the doodling. your work is very neat and clear!
    That is a great wine tote!
    Thank you for sharing! This is really different and marvelous

  • pat sloan
    7:24 am on January 16th, 2013 29

    So clever!! this has been great fun to be on the hop with everyone.

    My day is also today!

    Pat Sloan
    “The Voice of Quilting”
    http://blog.PatSloan.com

  • dawn
    7:24 am on January 16th, 2013 30

    Does bring back memories! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • selina
    7:25 am on January 16th, 2013 31

    Terrific wine tote. Doodling on Jeans may have been after my high school years but it’s never too late to start. Thanks for the great ideas.

  • Judy C in NC
    7:27 am on January 16th, 2013 32

    Memories – love your really unique totes. Thanks for sharing these with us. Judy C

  • Dee Johnson
    7:32 am on January 16th, 2013 33

    being a child of the 70’s, lovin the denim – may need a patch to add to it:)

  • Carolyn
    8:10 am on January 16th, 2013 34

    Very innovative ;D

  • Barb N
    8:12 am on January 16th, 2013 35

    Love your spirit!

  • joan
    8:12 am on January 16th, 2013 36

    Now just how cute are those!

  • Scrapbook-ChickADoodle
    8:20 am on January 16th, 2013 37

    Clever! I love wine totes. I even like to dress up(or down) my extra wine bottles that don’t fit in my wine rack. Denim ones would sure be cute in our Texas home. Thanks for sharing.

  • Agnes B. Bullock
    8:25 am on January 16th, 2013 38

    OMG- I remember marking jeans when I started junior high- the girl who sat right in front of me in first period math had everyone signing her jeans and then she would embroider the names in great colors- she wore them every week at least once!

    This is such a great idea- brings back lots of memories from 1974!

  • Gloria
    8:33 am on January 16th, 2013 39

    Way cool!!! Wine bottle from denim, super idea. Thanks for sharing.

  • carla bynum
    8:43 am on January 16th, 2013 40

    Hi!!! I love denim!!! Does bring back memories!!! Love the wine tote!!!

  • Marlene
    8:44 am on January 16th, 2013 41

    What a cute idea! Blessings, marlene

  • Jane
    8:54 am on January 16th, 2013 42

    What a great idea, making wine totes. I especially like the idea of using Jean fabric. So much stronger. Thank you for sharing with us. (I need to make some of these)

  • Lyndsey
    9:11 am on January 16th, 2013 43

    That is such a clever idea and I love the writing. Yes it does bring back memories. We had uniform at school but our books, bags anything we could write our name, boyfriends, favourite group, used to be covered. Oh happy memories.

  • ChristaQuilts
    9:12 am on January 16th, 2013 44

    I remember marking stuff up, LOL! Jeans, folders, my desktop…..

  • Amy, a redeemed sheep
    9:15 am on January 16th, 2013 45

    Oh, I do remember those days of writing on our jeans. Wow…I hadn’t thought about that for years!

    Your wine totes are fantastic! Very clever….

  • shirley
    9:22 am on January 16th, 2013 46

    interesting..

  • Woolie
    9:27 am on January 16th, 2013 47

    what crack up! I was a child of the 60’s and life was all about being a rebel! great project!

  • Daryl
    9:31 am on January 16th, 2013 48

    Easy to make, and great repurposing a pair of jeans too. Great idea.

  • Judith Reynolds
    9:37 am on January 16th, 2013 49

    Back in my days I said COOL! Wonderful idea using jeans. I could not wear jeans until I was in high school and rebel…LOL Fun times….Thanks for sharing and love your tote. Judith, Texas

  • martina
    9:46 am on January 16th, 2013 50

    Fun idea, they look great!

  • wendy
    9:49 am on January 16th, 2013 51

    hee hee hee, that brings back such memories! What a fab idea for a wine bag

  • Jane
    9:55 am on January 16th, 2013 52

    That is so “cool baby”!

  • Heide
    9:57 am on January 16th, 2013 53

    What a great idea! I have a friend that would love to have one! They are on year two of raising grapes for wine. I guess the grape vines have to produce three years before they are of the proper quality. We can’t wait to sample the first bottle!

  • Lou
    10:01 am on January 16th, 2013 54

    Awesome idea!!!!
    I made a denim quilt for my son years ago with denim from all the family members. It left with him when he finally moved out. It was SO heavy but held up to his roughness!!!
    I also made a denim rag quilt which I still have and lay on teh couch cuz once again it’s heavy:) Thanks for the idea!

  • Krislovesfabric
    10:13 am on January 16th, 2013 55

    Fun idea, glad you shared!

  • Erin Hutchinson
    10:21 am on January 16th, 2013 56

    How clever!!

  • kathy h
    11:00 am on January 16th, 2013 57

    Cute tote. I remember writing on the jeans too and sometimes I would embroider over the writing so it would stay there.

  • Mara
    11:03 am on January 16th, 2013 58

    What a great way to re-purpose, I love those kind of projects.

  • Mrs.Pickles
    11:46 am on January 16th, 2013 59

    lovely work!

  • sheila
    12:02 pm on January 16th, 2013 60

    Although a tad older than you I do remember doing this , it was my chance to be creative much to my mom’s dismay but I did it on my worst clothes not my best 😉 Thanks for this great project and a walk down memory lane! I love your header ,that is awesome!!

  • Patty
    12:44 pm on January 16th, 2013 61

    thanks for sharing. I, too, remember the drawing on the pants!

  • CeLynn
    1:19 pm on January 16th, 2013 62

    Love your creativity,in using the old jeans to make your wine tote! I have also made wine totes before using old jeans,mine didn’t have handles tho. Love your idea for making the handles 🙂

  • Carol
    2:11 pm on January 16th, 2013 63

    Sweet! I love how you made your wine tote–very nostalgic! ;O)

  • Kate
    3:13 pm on January 16th, 2013 64

    Swell wine tote … what a great idea.

  • gail
    4:06 pm on January 16th, 2013 65

    I’m STILL living in denim, but it’s true, I don’t cover my jeans with art and embroidery anymore… What a sweet flash back! 🙂


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