Monday, August 18, 2008

Show Off

I spent a little time this morning gettin' crafty. I've had an itch to do something creative lately, but my budget does not currently allow for much. JoAnn Fabrics had 50% off all clearance fabric on Saturday. I spent $1 on the outer fabric and $1 on the lining for my latest project...not bad, huh?

I sat down this morning with some newspaper to make a pattern for a new purse and three hours later I had a finished product. In that three hours I fed three children, broke up fights, got kids drinks, and repeatedly ran Gray to the other end of the house to buy myself a little time before he was unplugging the sewing machine again. I only had to unpick a seam once. It didn't turn out exactly how I pictured it when I was ogling the fabric at the store, but I am VERY pleased with my new purse. And I'm showing it off to you.

TA DA!




I wanted a lining to break up the two toned bag...something that POPS!
I chose this Asian inspired green print for a fun inside...plus it was also on clearance.


You all have permission to be jealous of my mad sewing skills. Now if I could just learn to take a good picture...

30 comments:

Lauri said...

ARE YOU KIDDING ME????
First of all, I can't do anything without a pattern. Second it would have taken me a lot more time than 3 hours. I love it. Are you taking orders?

Genn said...

I LOVE it too!! I am totally jealous of your MAD sewing skills! I wish I knew how, that purse is adorable! I would but it in a store if I saw it. Too Cute!

Genn said...

I meant I would *buy it in a store if I saw it!!

Shalece said...

Same here... wow that is awesome. You can put me on the buy list as well :) That is adorable!

Heidi said...

LOVE IT... LOVE IT! You are so good. I just dont have an eye for cute fabric. and with your own pattern... TOTALLY JEALOUS!

Chris and Jenn said...

you ROCK Katie! That is amazing that you finished that purse in 3 hours with kids and no pattern! Its an adorable purse and I would totally buy it! I give you props.

Traci Elizabeth said...

Hideous. Hideous and boring.

Okay, I am completely joking. Its adorable. I have always had the desire to sew but just have never learned. So, Yes, I am jealous of your skills, and your witt, and your beauty, and your house, and your cute IKEA bedspread, and your adorable purse.

Suzanne said...

Love it! I had no idea you were so crafty:) I might have to give something like this a try when we are freezing and stuck inside this winter.

jeanine said...

SO SUPER CUTE! I totally wish I had your skills. I see things so often in the store and don't want to buy it because I think "I could make that." I'm totally kidding myself because I probably couldn't make it... but YOU could.

Kelly said...

My girlfriend made me one in about 5 minutes, but so not that cute!! I totally adore that and even more the green print inside. You and Bonnie ought to get together and sell them!! Too cute!!

Kris said...

you amaze me

Erin said...

I want one too please! You could have a little side business lady! Very cute!

trentnjeanmorello said...

wow! the purse is so awesome!!! I love the fabric too! You are so creative!

Kelly said...

OK! That's it! I'm very jealous! First off, how in the heck did you do that in 3 hours with 3 boys? And second, I couldn't do that in 3 days with no children around! I love it! I think you should make all your blogging friends one! j/k

Danielle said...

I see a Super Saturday project in your very near future....you can do mine as the sample project...=)

utmomof5 said...

Very impressive!!! I love the fabrics!! You do have mad sewing skills & yes I am jealous

Sheryl said...

I shall be the 17th person to say - Wow girl, you got it, you got the skills! So adorable. Good eye, and great finished product!!

Amanda B. said...

Yep- very jealous- I don't even know how to use a sewing machine at all! That is so cool- I think a lot of people would spend good money on that! I think you've got something!

Crystal said...

That is an awesome purse!!! Good for you for just getting up and doing it and yes I'm very jealous of your sewing skills. I still can't sew. Maybe one day! I've tried a few things, but it takes me months. I guess slow still gets me there. Thanks for being an inspiration!

Autumn said...

You are too good!!!! And what do you mean learn to take good pictures? They're great. I love the two toned. And I love the outer fabric. And I love the price. Awesome job on such a fast project!!!

Autumn said...

You are too good!!!! And what do you mean learn to take good pictures? They're great. I love the two toned. And I love the outer fabric. And I love the price. Awesome job on such a fast project!!!

Eric and Jen said...

You do have mad sewing skills. I was first impressed when you made a formal dress for a dance in your dorm room in college. The purse is super cute. I want one.

Chrissie said...

So adorable! I am way impressed. You are so talented Katie!

Abbey said...

You are so talanted!!! That is all I have to say.

Karen said...

Love the purse. I need one of those. I love your creativeness!

rachel said...

very VERY jealous. That is WAY cute.

rachel said...

And I'm totally amazing by your super sewing powers.

rachel said...

*amazed

Betheny & Jacob said...

You got some "sweet skills" Katie!! I was just thinking the other day that my purse is outdated and ratty and that I need a new one...hint hint... :) BTW...You and your mom have to look at my blog...there is a post just for you, Katie!

Kim said...

You really made this by yourself without a pattern.. I am so jealous of your sewing skills!!! Some of my sewing projects don't turn out even when I have a pattern.