Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sneak Peek

I'm painting my living room, FINALLY. I have to say it's very difficult staying motivated to do this without my painting buddy, my daughter Amanda, who is at college and can't come home for a while. She wants to see the color: (Ignore the tootsie pop in front of the tv, that must have been the cat!)

I told her it's a mushroom-y color, so she may not like it because she hates mushrooms. Maybe I should have said it's khaki-y, but that would be a lot harder to pronounce.

I'm not so lazy that I only did this one wall... I also painted my lower stairwell, which was murder. I sort of don't like the color next to the yellow foyer color though, so I might have to paint the stairs again (ugh!) However, I do love it in the living room, it's just what I had in mind.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Second blizzard bag

Here is the second handbag I made yesterday while snowed in. I winged it based on a picture I saw here. This is my "natural light" photo from this morning:

But I thought the color was really washed out so I took more photos with the lights on and no flash.
The next time I make one of these, I will fix the stuff I did wrong. I forgot to clip the curve of the handle so it is a little bunched up around the lining. I made the bottom of the strap too wide and the length of the handle too short to tie the top (which is why there is a button on top of the strap). One thing I did that I like is I made a little box pleat on the top of the pocket. I think next time I will add a flap.

I put some pockets in the inside too.

Overall I think it came out ok, but next one will definitely be better. Unfortunately I had to spend my morning digging out the driveway so I could report to work at 11 am, so maybe over the weekend I'll do the next one!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snowed in and making bags

Good grief, 2 more feet... this is all a bit much. Our town was pretty much shut down today, no work, no school, no leaving the house. My daughter has a friend over and they are having a movie marathon, which leaves me a bit of time on my hands. I shoveled some:

But I have not made it to my car yet...

I made a little handbag from a pattern posted by another blogger here.

Now I'm digging through my fabric stash for some fabric to do another style. Hoping for another snow day!

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Looks like a good day to snuggle up and read a book.

It's been snowing all night and is supposed to continue throughout the day:

We have a bit over a foot so far, I think:

I shoveled a path and cleaned the cars off, but it keeps snowing, so it does not look like we will be going anywhere for a little while:

Have a cozy weekend!
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