This is serious people...
it seems that since summer has kicked in I haven't been able to really FINISH anything!
I started this bag in April...
It was for Danielle for her birthday
I found the transfer from a site on etsy
they have wonderful downloadable graphics to use in so many ways...
best part? They are having a $1.00 sale!
get on over there!!!
I made this from a GW skirt and I sewed the bottom up to create a bag out of it.
You would think that with the ease of this little project I would have been able to finish it much sooner.
it still needed a handle and I was kinda stumped.
I wanted it to be soft and I wanted more of a strap kinda thing
So I bought some cotton rope from the upholstery section and I braided it.
then I sewed the across the ends quite a few times so that it wouldn't unravel.
In this photo you can see the ruffly reason that I bought this skirt in the first place.
such a sucker for ruffles...
Then just to be sure it didn't fray, I dipped the ends in FabriTac
I think Elmers or Mod Podge or really any kind of glue that dries clear will work
but FabriTac was the closest and easiest to find.
I think she plans on filling in the blanks herself...
To make this even easier, it was a drawstring skirt!
So what's on the dining room chalkboard behind the chair?
another quote that I found on Pinterest...
I think I need to start a series called
What's on the Chalkboards Today...
I'm going to share a cute (well at least to me) story about MY SORRY
When my older kids would do something that they needed to apologize to eachother for
I would tell them to say THEIR SORRY...
They would come back saying that either they said "my sorry" or that the other
person (usually a sibling) would not accept "my sorry"
So it stuck!
Now on to the other project that I finished
yes, I started this in April too.
but it's finished now!
I bought this transfer from Graphique also.
The chalkboard also got some changes...
Hannah loves to look for inspirational words too
so she went on pinterest herself and found this one.
I love it...
"if you really want to catch your dreams, you have to chase them"
I also took off the burlap garland, it was a bit too fussy for the simplified look I am going for.
Well, there you have it...
2 finished projects in one week!
now to finish the workroom/studio that is what I am referring to as
the monkey on my back...
I'll let you know when the monkey jumps off!
linking to :
Club GW @ Charm Bracelet Diva
it's been a while since I've been a real party girl,
time to remedy that!