Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Crafty Momma

It has been one crafty week and I love it. I forgot how much I love to create and make stuff. My goal this year for Christmas is to make 50% of my gifts, I really want to cut down on our Christmas expenses. Truly the gifts is not what this holiday is about and I really want my kids to know that Jesus is the Reason, not all the stuff.

Last week I got this:
Isn't' this fabric absolutely fabulous. I love it. I started sewing, now I really haven't sewn since 7th grade home-ec, unless you count sewing on my scrapbooking projects. But I recently got an itch to start. My granny was an awesome quilter and seamtress, I got some of her stuff, so I am hoping that some of her genius wears off on me. For my first project, I wanted to make a bag of some sort, so here is the first one I made.
For my first purse it turned out cute, I even lined it. I had to rip it apart only once, so I was pretty happy about that. Caitlynn loved it. Here's the second one I made. I am still in the learning process of bag making, but I think I am addicted to it. I will have a closet full of bags, one for every season, occasion, etc... This bag is my own pattern, with the first bag I did use a pattern but the directions were awful and I had to alter it to work. (added note: it might not have been the directions, chances are it was the reader of the directions and her inability to follow them properly.)
Here's the inside view of the bag, I love all the pockets, it really keeps all my stuff organized. It is a little small and I wasn't so thrilled with the outside of the bag, I have also realized that I need to add some interfacing. I used canvas for the outside but the bag doesn't have enough structure. Like I said I am still in the learning process of this new craft. I'll post the next one I make.

Now for some scrapbooking projects, I told you I have been a busy, crafting fool. Sadly none of this stuff is for me, so I am hoping the people that receive this stuff loves it as much as I do.
My daughter wants one of these too, so I am thinking stocking gift for her. These are mini-albums I made, I am definately making the dates to remember for myself because it turned out great and the All Mine mini is an idea I got from here, I absolutely love her kits and she has some really great ideas for mini-albums.

My projects this week includes, old paper, wooden circles and stamps, oh my (what could it be, make sure you come back to see).... and some booty bags.... (I love that name, it just makes me smile.)

Big hugs and stay crafty

1 comment:

Wani said...

awesome work! I'm so impressed. I got a sewing machine for Christmas last year and I made an apron in Jan.... and thats all! I know - its awful! If you like paper crafts you should check out the Sunday Scrapping blog.
Keep up the good work!