Monday, March 17, 2014

You Can't See This Bag

I don't know if I've mentioned it here before, but I really hate Sunday afternoons. Really. So that plus not feeling well translated into "keep myself busy in the craft room." Which you would think would be a recipe for disaster, but yet turned out pretty decent.

Presenting the camo crossbody bag:  

Long strap, outer pocket...

Top view, plus Fur-tastic photobomb:


I want to say this is ripstop nylon stuff, but I'm not entirely sure. It was a remnant, and I've long since trashed the detail label. Interior is cotton. Strap is cotton webbing. Large exterior pocket, smaller interior pocket, zipper closure.

I used a few of my new sewing machine feet for this so +1 XP for the crafting skills.

I won't say that it looks exactly how I expected, but I'm still satisfied with how it turned out.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Thrift Score

One of those "dream crafts" that always floating in the back of my head is a seatbelt bag. It's one of those larger undertakings I'm just not up to at the moment, but it's a "one of these days, I'll get the chance to find all the stuff..."  

However, I may not need too, because while I was out at the consignment store yesterday after work, I found one!

I think this may be one of my favorite thrift finds so far.  And yes, I do consider consignment shops to be thrifting. I know some people don't, because the prices are higher (which really depends on the shop, frankly), but I count it.

Monday, March 3, 2014


It's snowing again.

Did I mention I'm so ready for winter to be over?

So since the roads were disgusting this morning, I didn't go to work. Instead I've spent my morning of PTO watching tv, shoveling, and working on random bits and pieces.  

Yesterday I drafted a t-shirt pattern from an old shirt. I think this one will work much better than the previous ones, but now I have to get some hands on some jersey. I did not see any I liked at the Joann the other day. However, if you like stripes, they have more than enough for you. 

I also drew out a pattern and schematic for a bag.  I have the pieces cut out, but now I need some strap webbing before I can actually start stitching.

But for actual finished projects today, I've made a beaded barrette. I wanted it random, but I may go back later and make another one with an actual pattern to it, since I still have one more barrette blank left.

And I managed to score a tooled (looking) belt at the goodwill the other day, so I finally got to make the cuff that I've been wanting to try.

I'm not sure the "leather" will last that long, but for $1, it will do.  And if I ever do find a real full leather tooled belt, I'm sure I'll end up wearing it as a belt instead of cutting it up. *fingers crossed for thrift mojo*

So now I'm going to go watch more Phineas and Ferb, and maybe make the other two strips for the final Lotus cami. And probably shovel again, because the snow has decided to KEEP COMING instead of staying quiet.

I'm tired of using PTO and I'm running out of snacks. SEND BACKUP AND SUPPLIES.