Wednesday, March 07, 2007

This one...

Is for me!
I decided I had to stop carrying around my very worn Mary Engelbreit canvas teacher bag. It's cute but also SCREAMS elementary school teacher. So I wanted something a little more funky and a little less cute. And bigger. So I used the rest of this funky fabric I had leftover from the bags I made for my friend and her daughter. It measures approximately 14x17 with 24" straps. The bottom picture is a view of the inside pockets. I put a strip of the outside fabric across the middle of one side and then stitched in two spots to form three pockets. One is just right for writing utensils. The top of the pocket has satin ribbon over the edge so I didn't have to fold it over to finish it. I also put a brown bottom on the outside to keep it from looking dirty and worn too soon. I can't wait to use it!

I love that I needed something so I went down to my craft room and made it. It's just how I wanted it to be. And I love that I had this idea and now it's OUT OF MY HEAD! That's called mental cleaning! I have so much more of it to do! I also need to start jotting ideas down in my idea binder so I don't have to work so hard to keep them all in my head.

And speaking of things handmade. You all need to pop on over to a brand new blog called Craft Bot. It's my little sisters blog! About all things crafty. And some bowling too. My sister is very creative and crafty and I'm sure there will be tons of fun stuff going on over there. Maybe she will post a picture of herself in her cool lab coat too! I know she will soon be posting pictures of the fun stuff she had made and is willing to sell!

And don't forget to post your guess on the below post!

7 comments:

Miranda said...

Ok, this is the 3rd time that I've tried ro post a comment.. And each time it gets shorter and is less humorous! So. I'm glad you like my lab coat, to bad its white and gets dirty about 30 seconds after I put it on, but at least it isn't my clothes getting dirty. And I'm officially inviting everyone to check out my blog. And I'm sorry if its boring. I'll try to come up with some fun ideas, or if anybody has any ideas for stuff let me know.

Maureen said...

Cute bag you made

Penny said...

Your bag is super cute! I love the fabric you used!

scrapperjen said...

Very cute bag!

Noelia said...

Love your bag Heather! It looks really great. Love the colourful fabric you chose.

michele said...

I thought that maybe you made this bag for me!!!! Nice job, it looks great!!!

Rhi said...

Oh wow, I love your new bag!