Sunday, May 3, 2009

Look What I Did

Disclaimer: This post has absolutely nothing to do with infertility, babies, or my angst.

I haven't sewed for over fifteen years, since junior high. I borrowed my mother's sewing machine a couple months ago. Then I found this cute pattern on the internet. And I was looking for something to do this weekend. So I made this...



I cannot believe how great it turned out and how easy it was (seriously). I only had one snafu when I sewed two pieces together the wrong way. I then had to run to the store for a seem ripper (how arrogant of me not to purchase one when I bought the fabric). I tore the fabric apart carefully and then proceeded to pin it together the wrong way again. Thankfully I noticed that I had done this right before I sewed it incorrectly again.

I'm sending this bag to my sister. If you knew her you would know that this is totally her style. I had "sew" much fun making this (I'm so giddy I'm making bad puns) that I might just make one next weekend too. Although next time I think I am going to skip the buttons and sew ribbon around the top.

Thanks for indulging me in sharing my weekend accomplishment. Now go back to being infertile.

22 comments:

Mary said...

You are a total rock star!

Betty Rubble said...

I love it! I totally need a new bag for the spring and summer. I may steal this idea!!! Your sister will LOVE IT!

GeekByMarriage said...

I love it! Runs to your sisters house to intercept the package!

c by the sea said...

i SO love this oh so cute bag! i want to know everything, pattern number, fabric designer (or where you bought it) i love love love it. and i wish i was your sister. she will love this surprise!

it's funny, i hadn't sewn (sewed?) much in recent years. around the time i was learning about my infertility, i began again. it really is very thereputic.

one-hit_wonder said...

Oh my gosh, that is so cute!

areyoukiddingme said...

Very cute!

When you move on to making leather, I've got a purse that I wanted to buy, but it sold out before I could get it...do you take commissions?

callmemama said...

That is adorable!!!

Lorza said...

Love it!!! Good job! I wish I could sew!

Jennifer said...

LOVE IT!!!
You did an awesome job it is super cute.

womb for improvement said...

I'm mightily impressed, or was until I got to the 'sew' pun at which point I think a little groan may have escaped...

Misty said...

You are amazing! That purse is awesome, you should be very proud!

Shinejil said...

That is so cute! I'm totally impressed!

Michelle said...

Wow I am very impressed! I wish I could do something like that.

Serendipity said...

that is fantastic, I really wish I could make something like that, you could probably make a small killing selling them if you had the patience to sew a few.

Kate said...

Nice purse! Hope the next one's even more awesome!
I liked your video for IVF#2 even better :)

infertilityrocks said...

Love it! I'm always so in awe of you sewing mavens. BTW, I'm feeling seriously old. 15 years ago I was in COLLEGE. Ugh.

Sarah said...

That is too cute! I love the buttons.

Erica said...

Cute bag! Will you make me one? :)

strongblonde said...

omg. i'm so jealous!!! that is so cute. i totally want one. i have a sewing machine, but it's still in the box :)

Suzanne said...

I've nominated you for the Sisterhood Award! Please check out my blog at http://suzanne-myivfjourney.blogspot.com/ for the details. Thanks!

Stacey said...

That is adorable!!! Hmmm, may I suggest a giveaway for the next one? :)

STC said...

just stopping by to read your blog. i LOVE the purse you made! You have just inspired me to make one! Good luck on your journey!

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