Monthly Archives: April 2010

Yellow JACKet! Done

Sometimes I wish I had an un-bias opinion of my bags, because I just think they’re lovely! And although I give my honest opinion it’s not really fair because I put my heart and sole into these things so I can’t help but love them. Maybe I’ll start getting brutally honest critiquers to write these posts.

Here is my latest tote. This plaid shirt is also from my Vegas Fabric, I really cleaned up when I was there =) And the lining is from my local thrift shop and was a regular men’s button up. The handles are 1″ strapping laying side by side. I usually use 1 1/2″ straps but the store didn’t have the size I needed so I just doubled up and the outcome was great! I may have to use this technique again.

This one also has a handy magnetic snap closure to keep your valuables in tact and two outside pockets with buttons from the original front of the shirt.

For the lining I used a really nice men’s button up shirt, which almost wasn’t enough fabric.  Thank goodness for long sleeves!  I absolutely love how it looks on the inside!

(Sorry some of the lighting is off in these pictures I’m upgrading to a new camera soon so hopefully that won’t be a problem anymore =)

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

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*SOLD*Baby BlackJack!

I posted the finished product of the Baby BlackJack on Facebook and before I could even put this one on etsy I already have a buyer!  But I thought I’d let you guys see it anyway, in case she hates it when she gets it =)

I only had a small piece of the BlackJack shirt left, from my Vegas Fabric, and I still have a bunch of the curtain that I used to line The LumberJack at Work totes.  So I put them all to good use.  Then midway through I noticed that I still needed a pocket and I found this yellow pocket from a shirt that belongs to another bag I am working on, and it matched wonderfully!  And I always have a good black shirt on hand I can cut up for the side panel =)  And this is my first bag that includes a snap closure, something I should’ve been doing a long time ago!

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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JackPot sneak peak

Well I had a crazy day! I actually auditioned for GLEE via myspace haha! It was fun, but then it was back to business.

I cut out the pieces for my next bag “JackPot” and decided to use my never ending gold curtain for the lining.

Unfortunately I won’t be able to finish this one until Monday or Tuesday.

But here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come.

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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Back in the bag groove!

I’m back in the sweatshop! I’ve been off my game for a few weeks watching my 1 year old niece. And for those of you who’ve watched a baby or have one know that naps never last long enough to get anything done! Haha. She’s precious but I’m glad to be back to work.

Today I’m working on the last piece of fabric from my BlackJack shirt and making a BabyJack since that’s all I have enought for =).

And if all goes as planned the finished product will be done soon! Get excited!

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at k.barnes@bykimb.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of By KimB on facebook. Or you can follow @ByKimB on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

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Headbands!!!

I’ve been keeping these headband pictures to myself for…God only knows why! But I think it’s time to show them to you! I’m still working out the kinks, so I haven’t put them up for sale. I’d be embarrassed to sell some of these as is.

But I still think they are so cute and most are cleverly reversible. And I love having new projects to work on in between the daunting tote bags that require so many hours. It’s nice to have a finished product at the end of the day.

Anyhow once I get these lovely lady’s all perfected they can be yours to have and to hold forever =)

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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*SOLD* Doesn’t matter if you’re Black or White-Reversible!!!

Yay I’ve finished the bag I gave you a “sneak peak” on last week!

I really couldn’t decide if I should make the fabric I intended for the lining as the outside of the bag because it looked so cool on the outside.  Because my original intension was to make a great basic black tote, with some cool lining because those are always hard to find.  But I compromised within myself and decided to make it reversible! =)

So now you can have your basic black tote and flip it too!

And I also got down and dirty to make a headband and pocket with the left over fabric!  How cute!  haha!

*****Each product is handmade from second hand clothing and fabrics and is completely one of a kind, I couldn’t duplicate any of these bags even if I wanted too! It’s my way of going green and staying in style.

As always you can e-mail me at kimB@punKyj.com or leave a comment.

And if you’d like to view my complete collection become a fan of punKy*j on facebook. Or you can follow @pjpunky on twitter.

To purchase visit my etsy store.

Thank you for stopping by and please enjoy these designs by punKyj!

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