Craft #1 – Blog Conference Tote Bag by Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage
Craft #2 – Miss Mandy Bag by Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts
This week’s challenge was so fun – a chance to make something for myself. I needed a new bag and I had specific features I wanted it to include, so I decided I needed to make it – and what a perfect project for this theme. I named it the “Miss Mandy” Bag because it was made just for me!
Most bags have fairly easy and similar construction – it’s the details that take this bag to a whole new level. The star of the show is the piping detail – not only on all the edges, but also used on the front pocket panel for added design interest.
It’s just perfect for me – open top, over the shoulder, inner and outer pockets, not too small but not too big, and super bright and cheerful. I am pretty proud that I made the whole thing from scratch (made my own pattern) and would love to show you some tips and tricks.
Here’s to hoping for your vote on the Miss Mandy Bag!!
Craft #3 – Super Soft Fabric Slippers by Shannon @ Shannon Makes Stuff
Craft #4 – Wool Pea Coat by Jessica @ Running With Scissors
Craft #5 – Leather Accessories by Deidre @ A Craft A Day
Craft #6 – The Big Yellow Purse by Kim @ A Girl & A Glue Gun
for me! huh! i hardly ever really make stuff for myself. I mean i make stuff to decorate my house…and i refashion stuff so it fits better…and when i make stuff for my kids it makes them happy and in return makes me happy…but i really never full on make stuff for myself!
So i pulled out a big pile of papers that i have ripped out of magazines and kept…(you know…before pinterest) and found this lovely yellow purse. and i thought..yes. i would love a big yellow purse…
so i got to it…
and I have to say..love making stuff for myself. i was trying to decide if i should put ruffles on the handles…and it thought..i love ruffles…so ruffles it was!
i lined the inside with this gray polka dot fabric….but i loved it so much that i added strips of it to the sides of my bag. (you know..cause it’s for me…and i can do what i want.) I also added big pockets…cause i ALWAYS need bigger pockets!!!