Monday, July 25, 2011

Wow, I made something.

Well, was it worth the wait? No? Well, that's OK! What I have here are 2 awesome bags. Now whats better is what they are made of. These babies are made from pillow shams! One whole sham per bag. It worked out really great! They were the kind of sham that has a finished part around the edge, not a ruffle but just like a big casing (make sense?). I took that out to give me more to work with and then all I did was cut the seams out and then I sewed the sides together with a french seam and then put on the handles from the leftover side piece. I had cut the smaller one for something else a few months ago and it just sat around so I thought 'Hey I'll make something with that" so I did. Then a few days later I made the bigger one. I have one more sham left (different material) so I'm thinking about making another one. It was pretty slick. It has been really, really hot here the past 2 weeks or so, the past 2 days have been really nice (so of course I got a sunburn, no surprise really).
My birthday is coming up on Friday. I'm planning on going ice skating. I'm pretty excited about it because I haven't been skating in a long time. We were going pretty regularly but not in the past year. It's an indoor place, but it's going to be upper 80's on Friday so I might have to bring a change of clothes since it'll be something like 40 degrees colder inside the arena. That will be strange. I've never been ice skating on my birthday. I'm also planning on making an owl cake. I've seen some around the Internet that look pretty easy, just cut it to look like an owl and decorate it. That's all I've got.


The Sunflower Patch said...

Those are pretty cool bags!

Karen said...

Hope you had a Happy Birthday! Love that you used the pillow shams to make the new bags. I'll have to start looking at clearance items in a new light.

SoMuchSugar said...

Oh I hope you had a happy birthday!!

I am a redhead too, I can't believe I went through a sun-in phase in junior high. What was wrong with us! (Oh I meant to write "etch a sketch" not 'sketch up' duh.)

Those bags are really pretty.