Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I've Been Sewing!

So I gave you a sneak peak the other day of some craft supplies I had gotten. My mom and husband both bought me a slow cooker for Christmas, so I had to return one of them. The money I got back from the return, I decided to put towards some craft supplies.

The other day I decided to do something with them. Something very dear to my heart.

I love bags, it is my downfall. I am not choosy either. Whether they be from Kohl's, Target, TJ Maxx, on clearance, on sale, from a consignment store, garage sale, it doesn't matter to me. I just love bags. Tote bags, wallet on a string, purses, backpacks, it doesn't matter.

I don't know where it started, I just love them. I have this very quirky thing about me that remembers what kind of purse you are carrying. Wierd I know. But if I met you and you were carrying a purse, I would probably remember 10 years from now what kind of purse you had.

I don't care about name brands, I like them all. However, I am cheap. So, I prefer to get them on clearance, or as a gift now that I have kids. I rarely, if ever buy a new one anymore, unless I get it for a gift for my birthday or Christmas.

So that is what I made with my fabric. I made 2 purses! My 2 older girls love the black one and I cannot wait until Spring to use the light colored one.

This is the one I cannot wait to use come spring. Isn't it cute?

Here is the other one. I did loosely use this pattern here to make this one. And yes, my pocket is not centered on the side, it was my first one okay? Cut me some slack. I was however very pleased with how everything else turned out. It is a little small for me, with 4 kids, I tend to carry a lot.

And here is the inside of this purse, I lined it with roosters, adorable right?

I love doing crafts. It is fun and relaxing. I am not one to sit, so this gives me something to do when I do have time for myself. I know, rare, but when I do, I enjoy doing things like this.

Wait til you see what I am making for my kids for Valentine's Day. Stay tuned.

This post linked to Works for Me Wednesday.


  1. Cute! I started sewing last fall and am really enjoying it. My next project is quilts for my kids beds.

  2. Very impressed by your sewing skills Mrs Z! I have sewn in the past but only alterations recently. Nothing new. Where do you get your patterns from?

  3. They turned out great!
    I have a bunch of fabric and keep intending to make myself some bags... after I make an apron, a door organizer and curtains for a baby's room... I need two of me!