Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nothing To Show Yet

I'm definitely sewing this weekend and have a Jalie top cut out and waiting, but while that's in progress I thought I'd show you something that makes me giggle.

I did some "above and beyond" for one of my company's suppliers and she sent me a thank you gift. This is the Beetle Bag, by English Retreads. It's made from reclaimed truck inner tubes. And it really smells like tires, which makes me laugh. This is one sturdy bag which ought to last forever.

The front:

The back (complete with the authentic inner tube blue stripe):

Lining choices (I chose Apple Green):

Isn't this a hoot? And good for the environment too, 100% vegan and repurposing landfill-destined inner tubes. I know I'm weird, but I can't help putting my face on it and sniffing every time I walk past it.


  1. Awesome! Looks fun to whiff too :) Who could (and should) resist? Nadie.

  2. LOL! This is hilarious. Looks like a biker's bag.

  3. Congratulations! Very impressive! It's so nice to see that someone took the time to recognize a job well done and act on it :))
    Cool bag!

  4. Imagine how that conversation went. "Hey honey, I've had this idea to make myself a handbag out of your truck tyres, what do you think?" LOL!

    I'm not so sure I could personally stand the smell. A big too masculine for me. :) Maybe they should have made man-bags.

  5. What a hoot! Thanks for the giggle!


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