Saturday, October 07, 2006

A Couple More

Part of the Bag Hoopla is that I have a lot of birthdays coming up in October and November, so I wanted to get started on some 'prizes' for my cousins. However, I may not have the energy for it and gee I guess that just means I'll have to keep what I've made for myself! These two, however, ARE slated for gifts. I made them both yesterday and had fun doing it.

This one has a fun cell phone pocket on the side since I know she uses a cell phone all the time.

This one turned out rather awesome. It is made of strips sewn willy-nilly with all the raw edges showing and then using a sapphire blue thread I used a decorative stitch all over the place to cover the raw edges. I just made it up as I went along. She likes blue so this should be a big hit.

And lest you get all envious about how much work I'm cranking out, I should confess that I sew so I don't have to think. It's more productive than falling face down in a trough of booze and there is no hangover! Tee hee!


PEA said...

I'm still in awe of how beautiful you convert ordinary totes into works of art!! Wonderful idea to give them as gifts too, I'm sure they're very much appreciated!

Miss Pink Ponsonby said...

Oh, if Only that were true! Some folks HATE my home-made stuff! I used to make home made soap as gifts until I heard a snarky remark about how cheap I am by making stuff myself. It was an eye-opener, for sure! Here I thought everyone shared my 'made by loving hands' philosophy! NOT!

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh dear, how awful to hear a remark like that. I love all the stuff my daughter makes me for gifts or just because. Some people, of course, measure gifts by their cost rather than by the thought. They are the losers in the end because, as the song says, money can't buy you love.

Janet said...

I always prefer a gift that has been made by hand. I think it shows a lot more care and love than something bought at the last minute.

I love the blue purse!