Wednesday, August 12, 2009


After three days of obsessive compulsive crafting, I finished my bag. There was much back ache, many seams ripped, mucho do-overs, but it's done. I am very pleased with it, except for the binding around the top. I couldn't get it to be smooth and not crease! Without further ado:

And the inside: (it has another pocket on the other side too) (okay, I don't know why it is sideways. I've tried twice to fix it. Weird. If I was with you I would rub your neck from the craning injury you are about it inquire)

I absolutely love the paisley print, it's what got this whole thing started. I have some left over, and I can't decide what to do with it! I would fabric my whole house with this print, but I'm thinking that would be a little excessive. Maybe a pillow for the couch? By now your are probably wondering what I made this impressive bag on. My mother let me borrow this:

But that's just a cabinet, you say. Ahh, how looks can be deceiving. It actually unfolds to this!

Now just to prove that this is the oldest usable sewing machine known to man, I took a picture of the owner's manual. Seeing that she got this before I was born, I'm pretty sure the 25 year warranty is expired.

After I finished the bag I tried to get caught up on some housework because we are having some friends over for dinner tomorrow night. I cleaned both bathrooms and have done 3 loads of laundry, along with making dinner and going to church tonight. What did you say? Oh yes, I am super mom.


Lucy Marie said...

Wow! I love that bag. I really want to learn how to sew. My mother in law is a great sewer but I have never had a chance to try it.

Rachel said...

Oh mu gosh, that was the cutest bag EVER!! i love it... I really wish I could sew. Let me know if you decide to start selling your creations!!