Friday, February 19, 2010

Newsest, most exciting project ever!*

OK, did I get your attention? Good, because I love this and I'm so proud of it! Apology first: I had planned to post this last night when I got to the final hotel on my trip. However, I was so exhausted, I couldn't even go out for dinner. I went downstairs and paid the price for hotel cooking. I was eating so slowly that the waitress finally asked me if I wanted to carry it upstairs. She packed it all up in a box and sent me with that and my glass of tea. I'm not going to be insulted! :) Now on to more pressing matters.

*(My attorneys have asked me to clarify that the title of this post is merely an opinion and I cannot be held liable if you are so excited for me you jump through your roof.)

I've been looking at all the awesome things that people make using the Big Shot. I got it into my head that I could make these things too. After a tiny bit of trial and error, this is what I made.

This is the bag from the front. I created a rag quilt-shabby front and back panel. The side panels are finished. I thought that it added a little bit of visual interest to the whole thing. I created the straps from that yummy Stampin' Up double stitched grosgrain ribbon (in chocolate chip, no less!).

The back is technically the same. You can see from the front and back views that I used the Two Tags die to cut the strap I used as a fastener. I sewed a chocolate chip corduroy button on the front of the purse and sewed a button hole (Aren't sewing machines awesome? They take a completely non-crafty person and make a BUTTON HOLE! I love machines that make me look smart and competent!).

Want to make one? I used the following supplies:
Big Shot die cut machine
Scalloped square die
Two tags die
Chocolate chip double stitched grosgrain ribbon
Chocolate chip corduroy button
Scrap fabrics, quilt batting, and thread


Yapha said...

Super cute! I love the colors!!

Cindy said...

Love how you used the Two Tags die to make the closure!

MaryR said...

very awesome! love your bag