I just love that scarf/tie/thing! Love the colors, love the pattern, I just couldn't leave it at the store. Then on a trip to the dollar store I found some beads that go with it perfectly so I'm going to do something with them too. I had gotten the pattern from a swap and have wanted to try to make one so today was the day. Now as to the 'flying by the seat of my pants' thing. I have always been a creative soul and when I start something I just go to it. So I wanted to make one of these bags, but I wanted it lined. There was no instructions on lining it (that I could find, anyway, I just glanced at the directions and away I went) so I just winged it. No pattern, no measuring, just an idea some fabric and a pair of scissors. After some cutting and sewing and a bit of hand sewing here is what I have....
Its lined and has 4 pockets to the inside, but its not quite done yet. I am also trying to figure out a way to add a closure to it. Zipper? Velcro? Snaps? Still thinking about that one. But now I definitely have a bag big enough to hold some stuff, and I love all those outside pockets for holding stuff too.
I wanted to let everyone know about Phyl's giveaway. She is celebrating her 200th post by giving away one of her handbags. She does such great work! Actually, seeing hers is what made me want to give one a try :cD Please go on over and visit her at Scrappy n Happy in Ohio. Just click on the ladybug on the left to get to her blog.
Well the mouselings are home for spring break. Its kind of weird for Easter to come so early. It should be a fun week. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can get out to the park and such. I'm off for now to try to get some work in on something quilty warm country wishes!!!