I thought I would model if off for ya too so you get the idea.
I got this necklace idea from a good friend Mrs. Blimes ever since she posted this almost a year ago I have been wanting to make one REALLY bad. I love the camel colors she used. I had a few fabric scraps and felt around so I thought I could pull it off for sure now. I went obviously for a mixture of colors. I would have to say my favorite part are the cute buttons. Thanks Marquases for the awesome idea!! I have gotten tuns of compliments on it. One girl at the store said she really liked it because it was something totally different.
Next project was really my first bag/tote. I have been wanting to make a new bag for awhile now. I only have two purses and I have been wanting to buy a new one but I'm strange... sometimes I think to myself why buy something I can make. I haven't bought any jewelry myself since like 8th grade because I just look at some stuff and say "I could MAKE that." So that kinda transfers to things like bags.
The idea/ pattern came from Make it and Love it blog that I have been recently following. Her tote is a heavier duck cloth. Mine is a kind of upholstery material but it worked out. I love the rustic life pattern. Chris hates it. We went to Hobby Lobby the day after it opened here in Tally and I was looking at the fabric and saw some just like this and told him how much I love it. He was not impressed. So when I got it and was about to show him I said I know you won't like it but it's something for just me and you won't have to "use" it.
What I am most proud of myself was the lining. I didn't think I could do it but I just followed the directions and took my time and it turned out Great!
I think I'm going to use this as my new church bag. Now that I was just called as the Relief Society Secretary I felt I needed a more grown up bag instead of my fun Primary panda bear bag. (I STILL LOVE YOU PANDA BEAR BAG!! You will be used don't worry)
The only other thing I have been working on and I haven't taken any pictures are my cloth napkins. I am always trying to find ways for Chris and I to save money (and help the environment out along the way too) and I told him one day that I really wanted to make our own napkins so we can save money on constantly buying paper ones. Plus, I want to save the earth! =)
My best friend MacKenzie and her family have ALWAYS used cloth napkins and last Thanksgiving when I was visiting them in Michigan I told myself I wanted to do the same. Sorry there are no pictures but their not as excited as the two things above.
I know all of you are WAY more crafty then me but I thought I'd show some of my simple things I have been working on with some of the time I have acquired. Happy Sewing/ Crafting!