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TRANSFORMATIONS: FROM PIECES TO FINISHED TOTE

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Mom's jeans and dress with her tea towels becomes totes for her two daughters.

The Before...
The Before...

Mom's Irish made cape bought in Manhattan, NY.

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Tote and Case
Tote and Case

A greek design on the outside of the tote.

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A special bottom...
A special bottom...

with celtic buttons as feet to protect this treasure.

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The Before...
The Before...

Jeans, dress, and tea towels.

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Inside...
Inside...

Tea towels make pockets.

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Totes for Two Sisters
Totes for Two Sisters
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Before: never comfortable clothes
Before: never comfortable clothes

and worn out sneakers.

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Inside
Inside

Pockets with tassels, and sneaker tongues on the bottom.

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Zumba tote
Zumba tote

The final tote.

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Icelandic sweater...
Icelandic sweater...

handmade by Mom.

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The back of the inside...
The back of the inside...

with buttons from Mom's collection, along with her nursing pin.

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The final tote...
The final tote...

to carry an iPad.

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Before...
Before...

a Misty Harbor raincoat.

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Buttons...
Buttons...

to protect the bottom.

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Complete...
Complete...

with an umbrella holder.

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Pants...
Pants...

worn by Oprah.

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Inside...
Inside...

one leg.

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Complete...
Complete...

with the tag authenticating.

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Up close...
Up close...

to a suit from the 70's.

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Inside...
Inside...

this weekender tote.

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The end result...
The end result...

includes a holder for the local newspaper.

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From Oprah's store...
From Oprah's store...

a laundry bag.

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Inside...
Inside...

one of the two totes.

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Two totes...
Two totes...

from one laundry duffle.

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Before...
Before...

Dad's Nantucket red pants and ties; Mom's jacket and scarf.

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Inside...
Inside...

the scarf on the bottom.

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Complete...
Complete...

to carry a traveling office.

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Pieces...
Pieces...

from a vacation to Liverpool and Dublin.

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Inside...
Inside...

a pub apron makes great pockets.

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A carrier...
A carrier...

for future trips.

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These clothes were never comfortable but now they make a great tote. Check out the sneaker tongues in the bottom.

Mom's hand knitted Icelandic sweater, with buttons from her collection, and her nursing pin.

A Misty Harbor raincoat, with an umbrella carrier and buttons on the bottom to protect it from the wear and tear of use.

 

Yes, these really were Oprah's pants.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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This woman's suit from the 70's made a nice weekender for this couple.

One laundy bag purchased from Oprah's Chicago store made two totes.

Trip souvenirs... Dublin pin and earrings (zipper pull); apron and Irish knit sweater; and a dress from a Liverpool charity shop.

 
 

Dad's Nantucket red pants, his tie from Bingo volunteering, and Mom's scarf came together to create this tote. 

 

Made in Ireland, bought in Manhattan, a mother's cape travels the world

with her daughter.