Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
A few posts back I posted a picture with some black and yellow scraps showing under the current project, so here is the finished bag! Above is the bag with the handles in progress.
Those handles were hard, but worth it! I covered some plastic tubing from Lowe's and the big guy helped me use a tube connector section to hold them together. The bag book suggested taping them and then stitching your fabric tube over that, but it wouldn't have held very well at all. The tube connector was a tough thing to push through, especially with the problem wrist on my left hand, but eventually I figured it out, I took a hairdryer to it to soften it up!
And here is the finished black and yellow ruffled bag! As Lady Lee would say...... "how stinkin cute is that?" I'm working on another one using up scraps that will be in a very springlike colorway.
Miss V loves this bag! The only problem is that I used a solid black for the lining and it's hard to see inside! I could get her one of those little key chain flashlights I suppose! I saw some very expensive bags at a department store once that had a light that went on inside when you opened them up. Of course then I had to wonder if you could get one with a remote too..............
Saturday, October 9, 2010
She said her mother in law likes Victorian things, purses, stuff like that. I dug into my stash of tapestry vests..........remember the 80's? and did a sort of crazy patch tote with those and some antique crochet and beading things that I had in my various stashes. It's so GOOD to use stuff up!!
Then I used my new French manicure kit on my nails.
I am finding it amusing that I painted my fingernails to look like fingernails! Who thought that one up???
and yes, for those observant friends, that is a new bag in parts under my hand......... just wait for it!