Monday, August 18, 2008

Well, I haven't posted much of what's been going on around here lately. Mostly we've just been hangin' around inside the house. It's too hot outside to do much of anything. The boys' get a kick out of our shoe basket. It's really funny when they both are trying to get inside it at the same time. I got some water balloons at the dollar store. The girls had a blast with them one day last week. They didn't seem to pop too well when they threw them at each other though. So, they ended up resorting to trying to pop them over each others' head. Anything to get wet. :o)
That shoe basket again. I love this shot of Justin in it. Looks a little cocky I think. :op
And here's what I've been working on all day. I've been kicking around the idea of trying to make handbags to maybe try and sell. So, I thought I'd play around to day and see what I could come up with. I'm really pretty happy with the outside of this bag. It's got a few issues that I'll need to work on if I decide to do this (the squares don't all match up for starters).
My problem is that I get in a rush, (I have zero patience) and try to get it all done in one day. I am NOT happy with the lining. I don't think you can see it very well in the picture, but it's too small . The outer part and the lining aren't close enough in size to match up properly. This is what I get for working without a pattern.
So, I just need to decide if I'm going to redo the lining, or force it to work somehow. If I do that, it won't end up looking very nice. But, since it's mostly a practice run anyhow, I don't think I really care too much.
We have this week and then the girls start back to school. Friday we get to meet their teachers, so I'm looking forward to that. I'm supposed to give blood tomorrow. Hopefully I won't be too low in iron, which I usually am. I better go eat something iron fortified.


Anonymous said...

i love your bag! i would buy one!!!!

those pictures are so cute & funny!!! ha ha!!!!

Sher said...

Hey impressed that you made the bag! Very nice!
I used to be a sewer (not a sewer, a seamstress...oh whatever, you know what I mean)
But, I've lost my flavor for creativity.
Most of my time now is spent entertaining monkeys, running and writing music...oh yeah, and blogging..

Rod and LaDawn said...

The bag is adorable. I think you did a great job. I love the pic of Justin in the shoe basket. That is a very triumphant look on his face!

the boyd family said...

i think those bags are so cute!!! i think you could sell them, especially as cute scripture bags and you can put your manuals and colored pencils in there and whatnot. i think that's awesome! (you should start another blog for selling them!)

Rebecca said...

Such cute babies!!!

Those bags are so cute!! Are you going to sell them?

I need to learn to sew... :)

Ryann said...

I am always so impressed with people who can sew. I have no talent in that area. Never learned but I am hopeful that I'm not too old to start!

And your boys are too cute!

Laura said...

Cute purse - you need to open an Etsy shop! I'm in the process of doing that too! Looks like you've got some cuties that occupy a lot of time!