Wednesday, December 30, 2009

~Sewing, Cleaning, Reading~

Now that the mad rush of Christmas is over
what have you been doing?
I've been cleaning my Studio, sewing, reading..
Most days I tend to jump from one thing to another
and yesterday was no different.
I was organizing my studio & came across a pile of scraps
(& my favorite photo transfer of my Grandkids)
So I stopped what I was doing
& started to put together a spring bag with them..
Give this simple project a try..
I used the fabric scraps as they were
added some vintage pink ric rac
lined bag with white fabric
added 2 inside pockets
and a long strap..Viola!
Instead of a purse why not make
a lingerie bag
or clothes pin bag..
or how about plastic bag holder?
Have fun and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Wonderful idea!! I have so-o-o-o many scraps that I really didn't know what to do with!!
Great Post!
Happy New Year!

Angie said...

Cute idea! And I do love this time of year when I get the chance to go through everything and make room.

Bernie* said...

Mary - I want to wish you a very happy new years!
I continue to enjoy your blog and your style. You're a gracious lady.
Blessings to you......


How sweet to put your children on your apron. great idea. Blessings!

Jann said...

I love this! Your grandchildren are so cute and your love for them is so obvious in all that you do and post. Have a lovely day!

IsabellasCloset said...

Gwendolyn, Yes I thought when I was makinng the bag/purse it looks like it could be an apron.
If it were just a bit larger.
Thanks! ~Mary~

Stephanie said...

I love it!! I'm re-organizing my sewing room...when I can get back in there, I would like to try this wonderful project.

I was just trying to talk myself in to discarding a bunch of just made it

Shirl said...

Hello Mary, WHat a great idea to use scraps. Love it! I can't wait to get into my sewing room. I'm moving, papering and destashing it right now. I loved all your pretty decorations for the holidays. Loved the snowflakes and your winter white in your palor is georgous!
Have a happy and blessed New Year!
Shirls Rose Cottage


The bag looks darling, love the photo transfer too. YOUR white background here is lovely too, so clean & fresh looking.

aBohemianMarket said...

Hi Dear Mary:
Of course anything with Sam & Bella on it is a winner!!! The string bad is cool and yes, it has an apron look to it.
Take care dear friend.
Happy New year to you.
peace & love

Jerri said...

Wonderful idea and beautiful colors put together....I have been playing with my Cuddlebug that I received for Christmas......also reading Jodi Picoult's latest....and of course trying to stay warm.......


pollyanns said...

Hey Mary - Such a great idea... I'm looking forward to getting some sewing projects finished up this winter. Had a great Christmas, but am so ready to get back into reality. Life is good and all of us are well... I hope the same goes for your and yours. Thanks for following my blog! Pol

The Urban Chic said...

Happy New Year Mary, I hope you have a Blessed and Merry one. Love and hugs, Pat

great little bag.

Amy. said...

I love love love it!!!!!!!

Cottage Rose said...

What a cute bag.. sounds pretty easy,, I am trying to finish a baby quilt and then start another.... and do some packing we are moving to a bigger place... yea so excited about that..... more room to craft and sew in.... have a great weekend..


Jackie said...

I have been doing pretty much the same as you, but heavy on the reading and add some knitting in there.

Hope you have a wonderful year.

God bless.