Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Gotta Sew! No time to blog!

I have been putting my sewing machine to the test! I don't have time to blog, but wanted to show you this bag I just finished! Truly summertime!
I used a fun turquoise canvas for the base of the bag and my absolute favorite fabric designer, Heather Bailey for the rest of the bag. 
I lined the inside with Heather Bailey as well.  
The bag measures 14 inches by 14 inches and 3 inches deep 
My new favorite is adding the feet to the bottom of my bigger bags!

Gotta run...another bag to make!

Have an AWESOME day!

Monday, July 18, 2011

New Bunting Scrapbook Bag!

Our a/c went out Saturday...still not fixed. But, the good part is, it really isn't all that bad in the house, even when it is 105 outside! We have two a/c units and the upstairs unit is still working, so we are at least sleeping well! The reason I am telling you this is because there is an image of a bag in my head and I had to make this bag today...but in order to do so, I would need the hot iron on, which adds about 20 degrees to my sewing room! With heat and all, I forged ahead to make the bag! This is what was dancing around in my head:

Isn't she pretty! I love her!

My inspiration came a few weeks back, my friend Kristy from Craftin-on-my-Door sent me an email with a link to the blog Just Another Hang Up. This blog is one of my favorites! Suzanne from Just Another Hang Up is so talented! Here is the inspiration for my bag:
Suzanne also gives a tutorial on how to make this cute little Cosmetic Bunting Bag HERE. I knew that I would never want to hide such a beauty in my purse, so I made a large bag!  
The dimensions of my bag are 14 inches by 14 inches and 3 inches deep. This is the size bag that I make to hold the page packets for scrapbooking.

This is the back of the bag, I wrapped the bunting all of the way around! 
I used fun Amy Butler fabric for the lining and I added three pockets on the inside. I also added a magnetic closure, just in case the bag isn't stuffed full! 
Because I used a light colored canvas for the body of the bag, I added little feet to the bottom - just to help keep the bottom cleaner. 
You can tell by where the bag sits on Ms. M. that it is pretty big!

Thanks Kristy for forwarding the link & thanks Suzanne for the inspiration!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Christmas in July!

Yes, it's true! Here at Crafty Girls it is Christmas in July! Crafty Girl's Workshop is Saturday and we are celebrating Christmas! So....needless to say, the next few posts will be Christmas themed. First up is a cute little JOY block set:
Isn't this sweet! I am addicted to block sets, and I just love how this turned out! 
I like how the three tiny white buttons kind of looks like buttons on Santa's outfit! 
For the O, I used a snowflake that is three dimensional. You can't tell from the picture, but the white snowflake is glitter paper.  
I did the same on the Y for the buttons. 
I added the ribbon around the blocks to add a "present look". 
I really like the ribbon running all of the way around the blocks.

May you all have more JOY in your life! :)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

August & September Fence Post Signs

Well, it is already time for the next Crafty Girls Workshop and I am super excited. One of the kits offered is the Fence Post Sign kit. Each month we make the sign for the next month. This month is a bit different because I am taking August off from hosting the workshop, so we need to get two in this month! So, let me show you August first:
I think that my dad did a great job at cutting this tricky sun out!
The sun will definitely fit in well here in Vegas!

Now, let me show you the sign for September. I have to say, I think this is my favorite so far! 
Look how stinking cute this little guy is! 
I had a hard time trying to think of something for September. I finally came up with the owl because, to me, an owl represents knowledge and September is back to school month! Plus, in most parts of the country, in September the feel of fall starts. NOT HERE! So, I decided to force fall!

Quick recap of the previous post signs:

July 
June 
May 



Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Church Bag~

Wowza....I almost forgot how to blog! Holy Moly, I can't believe how busy life is in the summer! I love it though, I wouldn't trade it. And guess what? I am now officially a STAY AT HOME MOM!!!!! I am so happy! So, I am sure that Monday morning I am going to wake up and the house will stay clean, the kids will be playing nicely and the Bon-Bons will be waiting for me! :)

After an awesome week in Utah, I finally sat back down at the sewing machine tonight and made a new church bag for a friend at church. She asked for the bag over a month ago! SORRY! I am sure that she understands because I think her life is busier than mine! My friend just recently was released as the Primary President and was moved to the Young Women's presidency. So, new calling, new bag.
This is the cute bag that I made tonight. I used all Amy Butler fabric, one of my favorites!  
Usually I make my bags 3 inches wide, but I added an inch to make it 4 inches wide just so my friend can add an extra binder or whatever. 
I made pockets on the inside with the green fabric. There are 4 large pockets and 4 pen pocket slots. My friend also asked for a divider in the bag. I decided not sew the bottom of the divider to the bottom of the bag, that way, if my friend wanted to put something really wide in the bag, the divider would move over to the side easily.  
The bag actually fits quite a bit. I hope it is enough room! 
It was a last second thought to add the flower to the front of the bag. It adds that little bit of fun to the bag. I am glad I added the flower. 
I will bring this to church with me in the morning to give to my friend...I hope she likes it!

Hopefully you are all doing well! I sure hope that I can check out all your blogs more now that I am a SAHM! :)

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