Tuesday, June 16, 2009

ikea love

Do not read this post if you are not within driving distance to IKEA. I mean it! The surgeon general has warned that severe jealousy my ensue and be damaging to your health. I'm just sayin'.

Darn you, IKEA, why do you have to be so cute *and cheap!*!! Seriously.
and this chair? It was half-off in the as-is room. Just because it didn't have a box. I'm going back to buy more for our little table with all the mismatched chairs. Plus, I don't have to paint them. They come in white!

Oh? You like the bag? It's for my high school bff - She's going on a summer musical mission trip next week and needed a swanky bag to tour around Austria with.

After talking to her about what she would like I was having a hard time figuring what to do. Then, oh THEN! I saw this daisy print and it was a no-brainer. I found a darker coordinating print for the exterior.

I love these big pockets. You can fit your wallet in there so it doesn't get lost in the bottom of your bag. You can also put 2 packs of gum, 2 ziplocs of goldfish crackers, chapstick, lipgloss, scissors, 12 pens, diapers, wipes, a small cat and your digital camera in there. Not that I would know. I've just heard.... They key hook is my favorite part - you can always find them there.


Did you notice that everything in this post was blue, white and yellow? Not really planned.....


(and by the way - way to go USPS!! I put this in my own mailbox yesterday and it was in hers today!!)

21 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Whimsical Creations said...

Ohhhh...I am soooo jealous. I LOVE ikea!! I redid my kitchen with ikea cabinets. We go to the one in pitsburgh when we visit my parents. I am going to have to get some of those adorable glasses. I love the as is room. I got a rug for my son there. I threw it in the washer and it was fine.

BTW, That bag is awesome!!!

MichelleB said...

Hubby hates it when I go to IKEA! lol

That bag is darling! Love the fabric and the key hook. So cute! Is that an insert in the bottom?

Alexis said...

I love Ikea too. I wish there was one here! I love the bag too, it's so cute!

The Letteer Family said...

Ikea is so awesome and fortunately they have one really close to us! I just went there on Saturday actually!

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Awesome deal on the chair! And my Ikea isn't very far, so no problem here. The bag turned out fabulous! Love it. ooxx`jodi

Rebekah said...

did you make the bag? where did you find the cute pattern? love it!!

no ikea around here! I'm bummed!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

I've already been wanting to go to IKEA, now I need to! :) Love the bag you made - super swanky!

Debbie said...

haven't been in so LONG probably best since i would spend too much!!! i love the chair and the bag is so pretty...

Karen said...

great - now I have to drive to woodbridge - wanna meet me at Ikea?

TheAkersFam said...

I am so lucky, because I get to rave on and on about how fabulous the bag is... and even better, it was made for me!!!! Amy is so clever. The quality of her craftsmanship is fantastic. The bag is sturdy, the perfect size, has just the right number of pockets, has the perfect length strap, and the fabric she used is perfect. I went out today with it and already got a complement!

Way to go Ames! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

One Shabby Chick said...

Well, lucky me...no IKEA for thousands of miles :-)
But I did see these on Flikr and think how cute they were! The chair is amazing - love it..and the bag too - beautiful!

Mary said...

Okay, now I really need you to make me a bag, the key hook threw me right over the edge. Consider this an order. Wait, that came out wrong. An order, not an ORDER. And you will never believe this, but I am pretty sure I have that chair in my kitchen. I can never get out of Ikea without spending $500 so I am on a bi-annual shopping schedule which gives me time to save up. I love the crisscross on the chair juxtaposed with the ironing board ~ such depth!

Amy said...

Last time I was at Ikea I bought fabric - beautiful, whimsical, colorful fabric for $4.00 a yard! So I'm totally with you.

tara said...

Its probaly for the best I dont live by Ikea anymore. I would be there all the time.
Sweet bag too.

Rheannan said...

I love everything in this post!

Artfulife said...

I love the monkey blanket! I do hope you post a tutorial. Thanks for all the well wishes for Sloan. Take care Amy.

Kimmy said...

Love the bag and the fabric. Do you take special orders? Love the key hook constantly losing my keys in my purse. Seriously I want to buy a bag. email me kimlezama@cox.net

sewtakeahike said...

ok. so you don't have hobby lobby and I don't have ikea. now we're even :). I love the bag Amy! I'm going to have to start including the key clip thingy in my bags, that is such a great idea! Thank-you!

Rachel said...

I LOVE Ikea. I SO wish we had one close by. The closest is 8 hours away. I am traveling next month to a town that has one and have plans to go! What cute stuff you got.

jaybird said...

when did they get the blue glasses? i have the orange ones and adore them!!

Cindy said...

I love this bag!! Is it your own design or what is the name of the pattern?

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