Monday, November 23, 2009

Super Crafty Weekend!

It feels like super crafty weekend but then I didn't get nearly as much done as I had hoped. I also suspect that those hopes were unrealistic. Anyways...

I finished the square of the baby blanket I was working on, and counseled with Aunt Billie on how to do the border. She's modified it some which will make it easier, but it still seems kinda daunting so I'm procrastinating on it now. Oops.

I used this tutorial to make a check book cover. Although a little tight, it works and I'm super excited since my old checkbook cover was ruined in the great cat-pee-tastrophe of 2009.

checkbook cover

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And I completed one of the purses that I had planned on making for several people's Christmas gift.

It turned out a little smaller than I thought, and I had toyed with switching to fabric cubes with fun things in them instead, but everyone needs a small purse for some occasions so I'll be churning out more of these very soon!
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Thanksgiving is this week which means my free time is now totally devoted to gift making. *sigh* If I had only started sooner...

UPDATED: Oops! Totally forgot to link to the purse pattern which is here. And all the lovely fabric is from Joann!

9 comments:

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

I'm so impressed! I wish I could say that I accomplished so much!!

PS That fabric is too cute :).

Julia said...
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Julia said...

ooh i love that purse design! did you use a pattern/where did you get it/can i have it? :)

p.s. i deleted the last comment cause i made a bazillion typos

WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Julia -- I updated the post with the pattern link, but here it is again: http://madebyrae.blogspot.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern.html

It was a super easy pattern to follow! And turned out wonderful!

Julia said...

thanks! when I finish all my grad school apps and have a minute free i'm totally going to try this! i've been lurking on etsy too much in the past few months and its really gotten my creative juices flowing!

Jamie said...

Girl - I don't need patterns, I need the link to your Etsy shop where I can order all the fun stuff!

戴佩妮Penny said...

I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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WhimsAndInconsistencies said...

Haha...Thanks Jamie! Maybe someday. ;)

jbnmikki said...

I just found your blog and just had to tell you that I made a purse out of the same fabric almost a year ago!