Friday, June 19, 2009

Pickety Pick Pick

That's what I was doing for a few hours last night. See, we learned how to make these cute little bags at my quilting class. I didn't write down any directions, I just made the bag with my class. On the way out of the store I bought a couple of sheets of interfacing so I could make a few at home. Last night I finally got around to trying to make one of these little bags all by myself. I got to the final step and was BAFFLED as to how to finish it. Complete blank. I tried all kinds of stuff and picked it apart and tried again. Boooo. This morning I called my teacher (can you believe I did that?!) and confirmed that I am sooooooooooooooooo dumb. Here is the finished product:
Cute, huh? The ladies in my class were doing all kinds of crazy things with theirs, but I'm more concerned about using all these fabric scraps at my house than I am about buying more embellishments. Since the dumbness was behind me, I timed myself making another one just now. It took an hour and nine minutes - and that's with several interruptions and not being able to find a big enough scrap at first. A-ha! Take that, cute little bag.

P.S. Happy Birthday to Brian. I'm celebrating by sewing since he had to spend it at scout camp.

8 comments:

Angelyn said...

Those are SO cute! I love 'em!

Kristina P. said...

This are adorable, Nicole!

Rae said...

I think these would be great for a church bag for all my books and stuff! I've been wanting a church bag that isn't from some conference I went to with Randy! Let me know when/if you make a larger one to shove all my stuff in. Seriously.
p.s. my word verification was kerstud - as in "you're a stud" for attempting this bag! And happy birthday to Brian.

Jen said...

Very cute and impressive. Reversible? I hate picking things out. That's why I gave up sewing.

Nicole said...

These two aren't reversible because I'm lazy, but I could make them reversible. It's definitely big enough to carry a set of scriptures, snacks, and a couple of binkies. Maybe each of your kids needs one, Rae! Hee!

Andrea Lei said...

I think I need one too! I pick more than I stich! Every time! Either hold an Enrichment class, or set your price! Come on!
I went to Broadbent's the other day with my mom, because she thinks all the quilting inspiration will come to me by osmosis, and signed up for a class...all because of you!

allyn said...

very cute. those are perfect bags for piano books, youknow, for christmas presents for your students...winkwink.
brian must have been so happy about his celebration.

Angie said...

Those bags are cute! I would totally let you make me one.