Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Travel Purse

A few years ago, I made this...

It works great as a small camera bag, throw in a coin purse, keys, and you are hands free.

I found a vintage binocular case at Salvation Army, one of those with the plastic handles but are nice and soft inside.  They are so easy to make cute if you can find them.  Paste tickets or glue on treasures from a special trip. 



(top view)

(lace sewn on canvas for a study handle)

Perfect for a trip!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Silver Bella Catch Up

I've been catching up on past know the ones that you start and put away and then hope to finish later?  At Silver Bella last year, our opening nite class was taught by the Silver Bella Queen, Teresa.

When I went to finish it last week, I knew I wanted to change what I had started.  

I pulled out some black and whites of the kids and from our wedding, added a picture of the church where we were wed, the hymn title (Great Is Thy Faithfulness) from a hymn that we sang,

added a few of this and that, and then I remembered I had dried peony petals from my bouquet.  I found the book they had been hiding in for almost 7 years!  Those poor petals have survived 3 moves and I finally found them a home.  

I modge podged them on, sprayed them with glitter to give it a little shine and one more project done!

(Soon to come, no more blurry close ups!  I'm researching a new camera!  Any suggestions?)

So.....who's looking forward to registration on April 1 for Silver Bella?  YIPPPEE!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Back to Aprons and my 100th Post!

Remember these?

(This is my first and only one I have left, where did they all go?)

These photos are from one of my early posts...seems like a long time ago. The idea of these aprons came to me when my sister and I were preparing for our first show.  

We needed something to put our cash in and be hands free.   

I made an apron from mini skirts and we had a lot of positive feedback about our little aprons.

They really are a ton of fun to make and wear.  So easy, so inexpensive, and can put a little funk into an outfit.

So, why am I pulling these out of the early days?  Because the cute Jenny Doh has this thing going on and I thought I would reminisce a little since it is my 100th post!  Thanks for all your comments and your thoughts.  I never thought I would last this long in blog world!