Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm leaving, on a jet plane....

La la la .....So maybe it's not a jet plane, maybe it's a Toyota Tacoma. But Mama is leaving with Daddy and I won't be back for a few days. Whoo hoo! So I should be packing but instead I'm working on this little quilted bag that will be just big enough to hold my phone and camera.
I have been saving this thrifted pillowcase for about five years trying to find the perfect project, and today I cut it. It has the best colors and design! kind-of reminds me of some of the new Japanese fabrics. This bag will be made almost completely from recycled materials, the lining was thrifted, and the zipper was cut from an old worn out pair of jeans. I still have some quilting left to do and then I will add some small credit card sized slots to the lining. The strap is going to be extra long so that I can wear it across my chest- there is nothing worse than trying to keep a bag on your shoulders when you are bundled up walking outside! This bag will be perfect for all of those long walks we plan on taking from shop to shop, and my crochet bag will be perfect for going out to eat and things like that.
I'm so excited that I'm not sure that I will sleep a wink tonight! I have a little surprise for you all too. There will be a special giveaway post up while I am gone (it will probably go up tomorrow morning) and I hope you will all participate! It's going to be lots of fun!

5 comments:

Tammi said...

I love that! Very cute.

Have a good trip!

Jaime said...

That is very cute. I too just left the kiddos and went on a trip with my husband to the calvary chapel youth workers conference in california it was awesome. I missed the kids though. So weird to just pick up a small purse and go without diapers and all the stuff we need as moms. Have fun. I wanted to show you this post of one of my friends too: http://seeking2026.blogspot.com/ God bless!

Shell Hodges said...

Hey Sambo Dean, I just hope you aren't planning on playing Teddy Roosevelt with all those credit card slots. Remember he's the one that yelled
"CHARGE". HaHa Love ya , Guess Who

Linda Williams said...

You're visiting close to where I live! Enjoy the great weather.

Anna said...

Wow! Really cool project. I feel...inspired!