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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Granny Bag & Ruffle Tote

Hello all!  Hope spring is treating you well so far.  Lots of rain in my parts.  I've been on kind of a purse kick the last few weeks.  I found a really cute and easy granny bag pattern on Etsy.  This pattern paired with some adorable Melody Miller fabric was a match made in heaven:) (for me at least).
 The first purse made from this pattern was a little small for all my stuff.  So I fiddled with the pattern and made myself an extra large.  I love this fabric.  Grey is one of my favorite back ground colors.  Those vintage dishes have me squishy at the knees.

The inside, pockets and some bright fun fabric.
I also found this super cute free ruffle tote tutorial.  Oh man, okay so I had to make this one too.  Can you ever have to many bags, purses or totes??!

I added some big pockets to the back of this tote.

I also added some smaller pockets on the inside.

This tote was so fun and easy to make.  Much too cute to classify as a tote, I would and will use it as a purse.  So I guess the rain can keep on coming.  It gets me in a crafty creative mood.
Wishing you a great weekend!!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cloud Mobile

Cloud mobile by WithWhimsy
Cloud mobile, a photo by WithWhimsy on Flickr.
It has been crazy spring weather here in California!! Right on cue for softball/baseball season. We have had such a mild winter up until now. Lately we have had a ton of rain. Today was perfect for making rain mobiles and some baking! Me and my girl got busy. Well instead of cursing the rain we are loving it.....we have motives of course. We love to garden! So we are going with the flow even if it's meddling with my girls softball schedule. Here's to a great week, rain and all!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012