Thursday, December 18, 2014

what i've been up to lately

it seems i've truly just discovered a deep passion for duct tape.  who knew?!  i can forsee everyone i know getting something with duct tape this coming year. 

i started out with the simple pencil bag.
then i wanted to use the scraps from the bottom of the zipper bag to make pockets.
from there i had an idea to make a cosmetic bag that expanded on the bottom and added another zipper pouch to the front with a loose, slide in pocket between the two zippered compartments.

i wanted to make coin purses.  so this is the first one i made.  i cut little half circles for scallops for a trim.
then i wondered what other trim details i could make. i thought i could make little pennants for trim. so this is what i made next.
from there i thought i bet i could recycle some altoid tins i have.  so i decided to experiment.  i made this to go with my cherry coin purse.
i worked out some kinks and decided to make a blue one to match my car and put some traveling essentials in it.  this is what i came up with.
do you see a quirky gift coming in the mail in your near future?  if better watch out!


  1. Duct tape. Who knew it had so many applications!

  2. I love all of your ideas, especially using it to create pockets. I also really like what you've done with the Altoid tins. They're so small and so underestimated, but I've seen them turned into such great things!

  3. These are so fun, Roc - you could make a big book bag to hold your handmade duct tape journals! Can't wait to see what's next...

  4. I love the tins, just so'been way too long since I lasted visited your awesome blog...Happy New Years.