Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Out with the sad and lame, in with the happy and homemade



This is the sad bag that I've carried all my church stuff in. Church stuff comprises of a 3 inch binder, a magazine, a notebook, scriptures, a small hymn book and a lesson manual; obviously not capable of fitting in a cute purse. I was tired of this 13 year old bag. How do I know it's 13 years old? It's the bag they give to missionaries when they enter the MTC. That means Roger's old. Anyway I saw instructions for this new tote and immediately knew it's destiny.

Instructions for this tote can be found here. I had never made anything with piping or a liner so I was a little nervous. It went rather well though, there was never any cursing or wishing doom upon my sewing machine and really that's the measure of success with a sewing project. It brightens my day to take it to church.

I've also figured out the reason for Luke's week long crankiness, his first tooth. Pictures to come when you can do something other than feel it with a finger.

8 comments:

-kim ellsworth said...

I have met that Jill! Her sister is our good friend from our student ward in slc. you did a fantastic job with the tote...maybe i could enlist you to make one for me?
can't wait to see the tooth!

p.s. are we that old?

Nancy Sabina said...

Love it! So cute! I'm scared of lining, too, so nice work. Thanks for the flashback to the missionary bag. I tossed mine in the garbage the second I got home. Hideous thing.

Heather Ridge said...

I love it, it turned out so cute. What is hilarious is that I think I have the same old blue bag...which I have more than once used as my church bag. You got to admit it is a good bag with all the pockets and stuff. But the TOTE is so much cuter and let's face it we mom's deserve all this yummy cuteness.

Brittany said...

Oh my, you are so crafty! I love it!

Kari Cole said...

Nice Work!! I think it's super cute! That looks like its beyond my sewing capablities... a pillow case is perhaps my greatest accomplishment. I'm impressed!

Windy said...

Oh my goodness, how cute. I am impressed with your inner craftiness. Very styling!!

Margaret Worth said...

YOU GO GIRL!!!!N i LOVE THE TOTE. iT LOOKS PROFESSIONAL. i AM VERY IMPRESSSED.

kim and morgan said...

That is darling!!!! I never knew you were MArtha Stewart!