Sunday, August 30, 2009

Becca's Birthday Bag

I made this Miranda Day bag for my new sister in law for her birthday. It's the Miranda day bag pattern but I changed it a little with ideas from my mom's quilting group. This is so easy and fun to make, there are no pattern peices just measure and cut which is my favorite way to sew.

This is the closure in the front. Daisy's are my favorite flower.

The back side of the bag showing off the really cool handles.

The inside of the bag. You can see some of this fabric along the outside upper edge of the bag. You can use a different fabric for the pockets which go all around the inside but I chose not to. To make the bottom sturdy I got a large piece of fiberglass wall panneling (usually used in shower walls). I got it cut down to a smaller piece at Lowes and then my dad cut out pieces sized to fit the bottom of these style purses. And covered it with a sleeve of the same fabric to match. The pattern says to use a piece of cardboard but if your like me and always carry a book in your purse cardboard just isn't going to hold.

Did you happen to notice what it's hanging on? This is just another favorite part of my sewing room that my brother helped me remodel. (Full pictures to come soon).
They are coat hooks from Target. The back board is Espresso finished and the knobs (my favorite) are glass with an Amber color.
Thanks for visiting!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Shower the People you love with love

The mommy to be is my sister in law Missy (I mentioned her in my last post). She has been a part of the family for over 10 years and I consider her a true sister. I threw her a baby shower at work on Thursday and it was supposed to be a surprise but one of the doctors sent her upstairs when they weren't supposed to (oh well).
She is 6 and a half months and compared to her last pregnancy she is huge.

I made the cupcakes and got the decorations. These are homemade cupcakes with pink Buttercream frosting and pink sanding sugar. I had some trouble decorating because I think I had the wrong tip so a little twist of the wrist and all fixed.

Lots of diapers and lotions.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Another Frenchy bag

I just finished another Frenchy bag for my sister in law's mother for her birthday. She got to pick out her own fabric with a little guidance from me. I wasn't sure about the blue on top at first but now that it's done I love it.
The pillow it's sitting next to is something I made a few months ago that is helping decorate my new sewing room that my brother helped me put together. I will have to do a post on that once I get it finished.
And a Lovely song in French to accompany this post.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Put a ring on it

While putting away some of my wedding things I remembered I haven't shown you one of my own creations for my wedding. I had such a hard time finding a ring bearer pillow. I wanted something simple yet pretty in Ivory. All I could find were either Ivory with gold fixings or white with crazy amounts of lace and frill and all for a very hefty price. I decided to make my own. I got simple ivory silk fabric from Joanns and I was going to do my own beading design but I found this beautiful applique and added a pretty silver button for the center. The ribbon was what we used to close the favor bags. It came from JKM ribbons and trims (aunt Marsha's idea). Making my own ring bearer pillow was such a better and cheaper option.
You can find a really cute video of this song at