March 15, 2011

Dollar Days at Lettering Delights!!

I love Dollar Days! There are so many things you can do with Lettering Delights graphics!
Click on my banner on the side of this page to go and get some awesome deals for making cards, tags, scrapbook pages and more! And stay tuned for some fun ideas I hopefully will be making today.

March 11, 2011

My Frogged Bag!

The other day, I decided to go through my stash and, *gasp*, give away some yarn. I have so many one skeins of yarn that I will never use, and figured my friend, and new crocheter, could go through it and use some for hats and such.
As I was going through this yarn I found a bag that I had frogged clear back in October. I was making it for our trip to Vegas, and had gotten to a point in the pattern that I just couldn't wrap my brain around. So I had thrown it in the chunky yarn tote and forgotten about it. What's funny is recently I have been really wanting to make myself a new bag, but just couldn't find the right pattern. When I found this *frogged* bag, I decided to make lemonade out of lemons, so I made a long strap in single crochet to attach to what I had finished on my bag.

I also did something that I have never done, and used something that I am actually scared of, lol! I made a liner for this bag out of a bit of fabric that I had bought from Wal-marts clearance section a long long time ago, using my sewing machine, *another gasp*. It's not the prettiest thing in the world, but works. I also have one of those kangaroo pouches that lets you can transfer things from purse to purse, so I didn't even need to sew in any pockets, which is a good thing!

Overall, I love the way it turned out. And I am so proud of myself for 1. making something work that I had given up on, and 2. stepping out of my comfort zone and making something with my sewing machine. If you would like to see what pattern I used, yarn and such go HERE to Ravelry and check it out.