Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Creation

I just have to say before I go on that I am very tired. I am feeling very sad today, and I'm positive I overworked myself yesterday whipping this up. I was so excited yesterday that I just couldn't help it, though. I'm afraid if I don't post about it now, it will get hidden off on my (non-existent) to do list and I will never actually post about it. So, this will not be as wordy or as wonderful as I had hoped, but you have to see my new creation.

So you see, 11 and 1/2 hours at the sewing machine really does pay off. I am so in love with this purse, but I still can't wait to make another one. This is not my design, though. The desing came from an obvious sewing genius named Rebekah Lambert. I bought the pattern at her shop Artsy-Crafty Babe on Etsy.

I have never sewn a purse in my life, and I had never sewn pleats in my life. There are some obvious "whoopsies" in my purse, and as I continue to make them, they will get better. However, this pattern was so easy to understand, I was able to actually create this beaty. What's more, if I so choose, I can make these to sell because the designer allows that. How great!!

You will also notice a picture near the beginning (hopefully! All I can see is scripted words that mean nothing to me, so I'm assuming the pictures are where I want them to be.) there is a picture of a coffee cup from McD's and a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg. Later on, you will notice some tea and the same Peanut Butter Egg. I waited until well in the afternoon to treat myself to that little baby. And Deb, if you are reading this (check her out at Works in Progress) I decided to instate "afternoon tea" by myself yesterday. I believe I deserved it! :)


  1. That is SO adorable! Great work. :)

  2. Good on you! love the bag... it's so pretty. Did you like having "afternoon tea"... doesn't it sound so much better than grabbing a cuppa?? (or smoko as the trademen call it here)

  3. This is FABulous! So wonderful! Too bad I don't have time to make one! Hint...REALLY STRONG HINT...My birthday is coming SOON!(I like browns! ha)

  4. Jamie, I am so glad you like it! I would looooove to make you one for your birthday. That's a load off my mind by itself. ;o)

    Deb, I loved afternoon tea. I am seriously ready to instate that every day. Do you do it daily? What time of the day? What kind of tea and snacks do you have? I want to learn! Lol

    Ash, its nice to hear from you! Sorry I haven't been commenting lately. I have been doing too much! Lol

  5. funny thing: You comment like me! You start from the bottom and work up! Interesting, very interesting!

    On the "hint" side of things, not all brown, but I like dark brown as a base color! Dark brown and bright green sounds fun! Oh, sorry, enough bugs in your ear!