Showing posts with label sell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sell. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Nothing But Some Old Drapes

Captain Von Trapp: Do you mean to tell my that my children have been roaming about Salzburg dressed up in nothing but some old drapes?!

Maria: Mhmm, and having a marvelous time!



No, I didn't make drapes. I made a purse out of an old valance!  (Though I have made wearable items out of curtains before. Thus, fulfilling my dream since age 4 to be Maria von Trapp...)

Anyway...

You know how I said I couldn't sell the things that I sewed? Well I mean it this time. This time it's against the law! Or, well, the "Terms of Use." Here is the site where I found this loverly pattern. After following the link from pinterest, of course. http://www.made-by-rae.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern/

The fabric used in the pictures on the original site reminded me, slightly, of an old valance I had folded up in my fabric stash.  It was the yellow, I know it was. Also, given the fact that it was raining here for about 5 days straight, I needed to sew something the color of sunshine.
Of course, not having all the materials as usual, I used a regular snap instead of magnetic. Big difference, huh? Thank you to my dad for finally getting it on the purse though. I could have sat there all night tapping away at it. He finally came in my room and told me it sounded like a wood pecker was in there, took the hammer and WHACK! WHACK! WHACK! Perfectly installed snap. :)


Here is the finished result. (The whole thing not just the snap.)

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Two pockets! Perfect for a mirror and bright red lipstick.














                ...and you thought this post was going to be about drapes, didn't you?                                           


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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Listing and Posting and Updates, Oh My!

I feel like I've been on the computer all day updating things. This feels so slow going, getting everything up and trying to publicize in different outlets...I'm hoping to put a couple of things on Pinterest soon, but I can't find the "Pin It" but I'm not on my own computer and I can't find the "Pin It" button even though I know my mother has an account ;)

I listed 3 drawings and a pair of fingerless gloves today

I made myself a yellow cardigan out of an old shirt the other day and the very first day I have it on I smudge dark blue and black pastel on the sleeve. Just my luck!



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