Thursday, 29 March 2012

Supporting the bottom of your bag.

A lot of the purses, and totes I make need extra support.  I have tried different products for that but I wasn't happy with some of them.  I came across plastic cutting boards, I found them at the dollar store.  They measure 14 7/8" x 10 1/4" x 1/8"  you can easily cut them to the size you want.

What you need to cut them:
Quilting ruler if possible, a regular ruler will work.
Craft knife

  • Decide on your size needed,
  • Once you decide on the size, place and hold ruler. 
  • To ensure that you are cutting a straight line continue to run the knife along the edge of ruler.  
  • Repeat until you have completely cut it apart. 
  • You can also finish cutting it apart with scissors by bending it back towards it self. 
  • Then cut it with scissors.
  • To finish off the corners use a piece sandpaper or the knife.

It is now ready to place in your bag.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Liebster Award

 The Liebster Award.

I'm very excited, I won the Liebster Award.  The Liebster Award is presented to up and coming blogs with less than 200 followers.  Thank you  Janelle  I'm just a little excited right now.  Hop over to Janelle's website she has a great contest on right now.  She has a great website, and has come up with some great patterns as well. Since we all know we never have enough purses it is a great site to visit.

Here are the rules:
- Thank the person who gave you the award and link to their blog.
- Choose 3-5 blogs with less than 200 followers to pass it on to.
-Display the Liebster Award somewhere on your blog.

I'm passing this award on to:

Friday, 23 March 2012

New Bags to show off.

The Purse and Tote were made with Leather and Upholster fabric.  The Tote has one large pocket and snaps on the sides, to help you place things in the tote.  The purse has a large zipped center section, and two side snap closed side pockets. Lots of room for everything you need to carry.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

This is my newest Carpet Bag.  I make every Carpet Bag different from the previous one.  I will change up the type of pocket handle etc,  or the bag might be a little  different because of the size of carpet.

The fun of finding just the right piece of fabric.

The fun of finding  just the right piece of fabric. Of course before I go grocery shopping, I just had to stop at the fabric store as patterns are on sale.  You can never have too many patterns or fabric, maybe not enough room to store the stuff.  But  if you fold it really small and squish it a little it will fit.

Anyways I looked at the patterns and didn't find any I needed, I then made the mistake of heading to the back of the store to the clearance section.  Should have stopped and turned around, no will power.

I found these fabrics, I have an idea of what to do with them. Now I just have to make sure to get them done quickly so they don't fall to the bottom of the list of things to make.  It is not my bucket list, it is my bag list.  A very big and long bag list, I seem to find lots of bags to add to it.

The blue fabric is linen and cotton.  The other fabric is jean  and swimsuit fabric the quick dry type.