Friday, June 18, 2010

Lists Really Help


I really mean for this to be a turbo post. We're literally walking out the door to head six hours north for Caelyn's open-water dives to get scuba certified. Still, I don't want to miss linking up with Amy and Friends.

I made this messenger bag from a Noodlehead tutorial a couple of days ago, and it was FUN, FUN! I used an old pair of Eddie Bauer capris and a pair of my son's outgrown cargo shorts, as well as what was left of some Amy Butler fabric. Here's how I plan to use the final product:



Also, I made this case for Gabriela to carry her drawing supplies, with which she is nearly inseparable. I detest the binding step of any quilt project, which is partly why I had a temper tantrum and stopped quilting in the spring of 2002. For that reason, I've omitted photos with close-ups of the sloppy details. Still, our jovial little girl is plum tickled with her new case. She kept showering me with compliments as I was making it, not realizing that it was intended for her. At one point she said, "I don't know what that thing is supposed to be, but it is SO cute!" I love her.



Monday's finish was another clutch. Check it out if you haven't already. Sorry to rush! I gotta go! Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

  1. wow...that's nice idea...i need to make a similar one for my nephew who loves to draw and paint. very praticl thing...and your looks perfectly finished.

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  2. The drawing supply case is fabulous! My daughter would have loved something like that back when she and her art supplies were in separable. Love the messenger bag too!

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  3. good luck on the certification and the totes are just too much fun!

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  4. First off, what a great way to recycle! That bag is great!

    However, Gabriella's art supply bag is especially wonderful. I can see why she is so pleased.

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  5. That case is so cool! I love all the little details and pockets. And your daughter is beautiful. :)

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  6. LOVE the art case, what a brilliant idea! Lucky girl you've got there :o)

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  7. The art case is incredible! Super cute that she was admiring it without knowing it was for her. It looks like it fits her personality too!

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  8. Fantastic art bag! Its just beautiful!

    I'm intrigued by the messenger bag...I love the outside pocket of the cargo shorts!

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  9. Your daughter is a so lucky to hsve such a clever mother!! My daughter would love one of those. I must give one a go.!! thanks

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  10. i love that bag....it is such a great tutorial and what a wonderful way to use it.

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  11. Wonderful bag, but that art supply carrier is fabulous!!! What a great idea!!

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  12. I really love your daughters art supply bag, great design and lovely bright fabrics and looks like your daughter really appreciated it as well! Enjoy your weekend!

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  13. Totally cute! How do you get your hands on all the latest fabric trends where you're at?

    Stop by my blog - I'm having a giveaway!

    http://lifeinbonetown.blogspot.com/2010/06/day-late-and-dollar-short.html

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  14. How funny, my project was a noodlehead project too!!! Hope all went well with the certification. Congratulations on a gift that was thoughtfully perfect, cute, and useful!!

    Blessings,

    KT

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  15. Thank you, ladies, for all of the wonderful comments! I just love having talented folks out there who provide helpful and easy-to-follow tutorials for fun projects.

    Gabriela enjoyed having her art case on our trip, Caelyn's certification went great, and I was a bit disappointed that when I saw so many beautiful birds over the weekend, I was unable to identify them, having left my cool new tote AND field guides at home. Bummer.

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  16. I love love love that drawing supplies tote! You are amazing.

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  17. Wow you have been busy!! I could use an art tote too like Gabriela's.

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  18. Great finishes!!! Love your daughter's artist bag! Thanks for sharing!

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