Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Practical Bag

One of the other projects I had a chance to make this year for Christmas is Grand Rivival's Practical Bag.  It is another one of those projects that can be done really fast.  It has just two pattern pieces and this is another great project for any beginner. 
Grand Revival's Practical Bag, denim exterior, cotton interior w/removable kanzashi flower pin made from the same fabric as the lining. 

Grand Revival's Practical Bag, faux leather exterior, plaid fabric interior w/removable kanzashi flower made from same fabric as the lining.  I call this my "wanna be Burberry" bag.

Grand Revival's Practical Bag, home decor exterior fabric with cotton interior lining, removable kanzashi floral pin decor made from same interior lining fabric
Two things that were added/modified from the original pattern and instructions was an interior pocket and magnectic closure.  Wait, I'm not done yet.  Stay tuned and I'll show you another fun gift I had the opportunity to make this year.  Hint:  My Silhouette sd "toy" Santa gave me last year!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Simple Tote

Another Christmas has come and gone...Hope y'all had a Christmas full of peace and happiness.  This year, I tried as much as I could to make gifts for everyone.  However, precious time was very limited but I did get a chance to make a few handmade gifts.  While there are very expensive gifts to purchase and give, I hope my children realize it is the thought of the gift that is much more important than what department store you purchased the gift from and how much it costs.

The Simply Style Tote was a quick and easy tote to put jogether in time for Christmas:

I'll show you more later......  Can you guess what else I made for Xmas gifts?  Stay tuned!