Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ive been tagged!

I don't normally do these kinds of things but this one caught my eye. I thought it looked easy - then while I was filling it out I realised it takes a lot of thinking hahah!

I am... the happiest mommy
I think... too much
I want... the best for my daughter
I have... too much to do
I miss... NY
I fear... the dark, germs, and being alone
I feel... kinda confused
I hear... the baby monitor
I smell... rice surprise mmmm yummy
I crave... fresh homemade cookies
I cry... over everything
I regret... not going to collage for something i really wanted to do and actually finishing.
I search... for answers to everything
I wonder... if Bella really is happy
I wish... things were easier
I love... my sweet baby girl
I care... about everyone - too much sometimes
I always... think about others before myself
I worry... about alot of stuff
I am not... magic
I remember... pretty much everything
I believe... in god
I sing... all the time - unfortunately not well!
I argue... fair.
I write... horribly! - really messy - and i cant spell
I lose... the tv remote and my phone all the time - well, actually not me - Bella steals them!
I listen... to everything
I can usually be found... at home or at the mall visiting grandma and auntie L
I need... money to start up my own business! and a new sewing machine
I forget... to take a break once in a while
I am happy... when I'm with my girl
I tag... Jennifer

Monday, January 26, 2009

cutie bag

So this canvas bag is more of a decorative item. If I had made it from a lighter weight fabric it would be much more functional. This one is just a little too heavy for the draw strings to completely close the bag.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

more bags...

My friend Lisa, whom I used to work with at Recollections saw my bags and requested I make one for her to be used as a camera bag. I am totally excited to try my hand at making an "insert" of sorts for camera parts. I had made what I called a "caboodle's case" for a store bought purse awhile back so I've got some ideas as to how to do it. It will be interesting to see if I can create one nice enough for someone elses use. She really liked the pink and brown one I made for Bella and I, so we spent some time at Joann's in search of the same materials. We found the main fabric but even after searching high and low we couldn't find the coordinating print. So we decided to use the main print all the way around. Then after I got home and got Bella down for a nap, Lisa left me a message that she had gone to another Joann's and found a quilt kit containing some cute fabrics she liked. We will have to get together again and see if we can find out the sizes of the fabrics in the kit to make sure we can use it for the bag.

I finished another bag for one of Jimmy's cousin's wives:

With some of the material I had left over I made some cute little "stuff" holders.

The smaller squares with bows are basically open boxes. The sides fold up and tie in the corners. I also put a label holder on the fronts. The matching things next to them are little pocket type things with loop on the back that you can hang from a door knob or coat hook. Like this...

Here is a close up of the "box" with the lable holder:

I've been so busy trying to come up with fun and fast things to make and possible sell. I came up with this little quilted list holder last night:

I think it's kinda cute. Nothing too fancy here. Just a ribbon tie for closing, three pockets inside the front cover, a pen loop, and a tall pocket inside the back cover for the back of a note pad to slip into. Takes a little bit longer to make than I would like.
I'm trying to build up a collection of stuff to maybe open an "Etsy" shop. A few people I've talked to say I should. A friend of mine from back home said she would help me with a logo and name. It's kinda sad cause after all, I did go to college for graphic design! But it is really awesome of her to offer her help! Thanks Holly!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

another bag

So, I happen to think this bag is especialy cute. I made it with the intention of selling it - but, I dont know I may have to keep it for myself!