Saturday, July 14, 2007

Crafty Goodness To Me From Me

I never make things for myself. I make bags and gifts for customer order and for presents on a daily basis. But you would never know that I am full of craftiness as I don't self promote. The only bags that I have from my own collection are ones that I laughingly refer to as "seconds." Bags that are fine but would never pass my qualifications to be sold because they have a mistake. I think all of the bags I keep for myself from the "seconds" pile have the pocket sewn in upside down. But even those bags are from years ago- when I first started making bags. I have not added something to the "seconds" pile in years. Not that my sewing is perfect by any means. I think I am just better at seeing the mistake before it is too late now.


But I decided to actually sit down and do something fun for myself this summer. I have done this technique on a smaller bag in the past, but I had visions of grosgrain ruffles when I purchased this plain straw bag a while back. It was incredibly time consuming, I won't lie. But it was really fun making a present for myself. I love the print lining and the pocket is even right-side-up for a change! I really need to do that more often!



9 comments:

Christy said...

That looks like it took some time but it's so cute. Love the inside too.

Gina said...

It's incredible, the ruffles are amazing!

suburban prep said...

This is great!!

Happy Homemaker said...

So cute!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

So cute!

B said...

Congrats on winning Heidi's contest. I just found your blog thru her. That is an absolutely amazing bag! What a great gift to give yourself!
:D Brenda

Sarah and Jack said...

It is cute!

Having made grosgrain ruffles on pillows before, I hear ya on the time consuming. I have heard rumors of a ruffle foot, do you have one of those?

Buford Betty said...

So cute and so you!

Preppy Napkin said...

Wow - I am impressed!

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