Saturday, September 27, 2008

a bag, some buttons, and a spider! oh my!

I finally finished another bag! I can't show the whole thing yet, because I don't want to ruin the surprise factor for my friend, Julianne, who ordered it. I really loved how it turned out. I made the strap about 4" shorter for her so she could wear it just as a shoulder bag. I'm trying to figure out what length I should do the bags to sell - messenger length (~36") or shoulder length (~34"). Any suggestions?



One of my friends asked me how I have time to sew, and really - it's all done in 10 minute intervals and it takes me weeks to finish something. It's a little frustrating, but that's the way my life is right now, and I've almost accepted it.

On that note, here's a 2-minute project that is just so, so cute. And they are nothing new, I've seen them all over the place. And now I know why. They couldn't be easier! Fabric covered button magnets.

And this is what my mother-in-law found at my house while she was tending my kids for a bit the other night. I felt REALLY bad, because, she really doesn't like spiders, AT ALL. She smashed it, so this is the little dead spider, she said it was a lot bigger alive. But still, pretty big.

I was going to say that it looks like my luck has run out, but then when I thought about it, I was lucky! I wasn't there when it was still alive and she even vacuumed it up for me. But not until after I snapped a shot. It really looks like a mini tarantula to me. ewwww.

8 crafty mcCrafters commented:

buttercup said...

If you believe your lucky you will be lucky! Part of it is how you look at situations!

I love your bags and button magnets!

Danielle Porter said...

I love making the button magnets too! Everyone is getting them for Christmas. I haven't seen the square ones before - I love them.

Julie said...

You always make me laugh!! Love the spider story...icky.

Amy said...

eeew indeed! you're teasing me with that bag - I can't wait to see the whole thing.

allyn said...

your buttons turned out way too cute. you must show me how it is done.

Mary Smith said...

Your spider really is icky, did you have to post a picture? Ew! I think I would keel over dead if that were in my house. So can I order a bag? And yes, how do you make those buttons. My girls would love some for their lockers! Oh, and have you ever upholstered anything? I am thinking about it...

Debbie said...

LOVE THE BUTTONS!!! How about a giveaway? :) OK that is a freaking tarantula!!!! I would have SCREAMED so loud that you would have heard me!!! I HATE spiders.

Vanessa Contessa said...

I love the buttons. Got any scrap fabric with some navy in the design? I want you to make me some with some navy blue in it (but no magnet backing) so I can put them onto hairclips for Sydney's hair and they will match her navy blue school uniform! I'm on a major hair accessory kick the last week, it's ribbon pandemonium over here...

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