Monday, March 19, 2012

Creative Weekend

Way back when I bought a purse kit. It was supposed to make a hobo bag and even came with handles. However, it did not come with the instructions that were supposedly included. I got this book a couple weeks ago with a cute purse pattern. It has "favorite" in the title which made me think it might be a good alternative choice. It seemed better than trying to "borrow" one from another kit at Walmart - if I could find it.
The final bag turned out a bit smaller than I expected (I do have a good bit of leftover fabric), but I like it anyway. I posted this picture on facebook last night, and a lot of people seemed to like it too.  So I think it was a good choice. I skipped the handles from the kit... They didn't look so nice and I thought I'd try the pattern (ooh, I didn't slip and say recipe) the way it was written first. The bag is shown with a fabric flower. I think it would look cute here, but by the end of the weekend it seemed frivolous. ;) Maybe someday. The one thing I'd really like to have added was a snap to keep it closed. I just didn't know what to get or how to go about that. (side note: the Joann's in my new town is so small and all backwards.)

Then today I finished up another project. I painted this canvas black yesterday, and painted on the word today. I printed out the word, traced it on the back of the paper with chalk and then pressed and rubbed it onto the canvas. Then I just painted over the chalk. It worked great! I might have to make some matching ones that say Love and Faith. (1 Corinthians 13:13)

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