Saturday, March 14, 2009

I Made a Handbag!

Hey! Look what I could do!

Patterns were on sale at JoAnn Fabrics last week. $1.99! That is soooo cheap! So I was tempted and actually fell victim to my own impulses. I have not REALLY sewn anything (like with a pattern) in about a million years. But I used to really enjoy it. So I thought I would give it good try.

I determined that if I kept it on the cheap I wouldn't feel bad if it didn't turn out the way I invisioned it in my head.
Imagination and reality sometimes don't translate.

Ya know what I mean!?
So I got all of my trim, fabric and notions at the fabric by the lb. store. I think I spent a total of about $13 smack- a- rolies. Not bad!

It turned out pretty cute! It's no Vera Bradley, but hey I'm no Vera Bradley either! And I got to make something.

I have a couple of other patterns that I bought that same day! Maybe....Mom will want one? What about Daughter? Would she want one?

We're off to spend the TAX REFUND! That will be a post. I promise!

Have an Awesome Awesome Weekend!


Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Great job!!! I adore it!! Aren't they fun to make? My niece got me addicted to bags and I'm always looking for tutorials to make one online. Yours is beautiful!!! Maybe I should break out my sewing machine again. ;) Have a wonderful Saturday!!
♥ Teresa

Lisa said...

What a cute bag! You did a fabulous job. I think it's every bit as cute as VB!

sherry lee said...

Liz!! This is amazing...I love it!! I love that you took a chance and did something that you had been wanting to do; I love that you didn't spend a fortune (but you'd never know it -- this looks expensive!) and I love the pattern you chose!! You've inspired me to try my hand at a few things I haven't taken up for years!!

Cherrie said...

I love the bird pattern! It would make a great book bag!

Susan said...

You did a great job! I love it!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Too cute!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How adorable - I really do like it, and you are a great seamstress! One that pretty in the stores would cost a small fortune.
I feel sure your Mother and Daughter would love one. :) I have not done any real sewing in years.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Forgot to add - Thanks for stopping by, and you are right about the Carnauba Wax in the candy. :-)
Have a great weekend.

Jill said...

What a sweet purse, Liz. I love the colors that you picked out, so spring & summery!

What a cutie!


Tomarie said...

This is beautiful! Congrats on making your own bag...very cool!! :-) L~

Raggedy Girl said...

What a darling spring bag and I love the sweet trims on it.

from a Raggedy Roberta Anne

Danette said...

I absolutely LOVE it!!! I'd take a "Liz" over a "Vera" any day {and I love Vera Bradley!}. Make more and show them off. Definitely one for Mom & Daughter!
How could they not love one?!

Bo said...

Hi Liz...cute, cute & totally one of a kind! Love the colors you chose... ;-) Bo

the wild raspberry said...

i love love love the fabric you got. if you could tell me more about it {like who makes it} then please e-mail me. please. {i'm begging :)}


Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Very, very cool. I always love homemade things and yours is great. Good job!

Anonymous said...

Soooooo cute! I love the colors and patterns you chose. Looks vintage! I think I'll watch for $1.99 pattern days myself!