Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Bag Lady AND...a Tutorial

Well, guess who got a little productive over here and finished the bags!!



However, I'm feeling a little embarrassed (the red was just for effect, in case you were wondering) about just making a post regarding my Etsy Shop, so I wanted to include something free, as well. : ) I recently bought this kit (pictured below) with much excitement because I had seen these made up and thought they were beautiful.
Finished product (pic off the Internet) below:
To my surprise, the pattern and instructions were not included in the kit. That would cost me another $13. Somewhat dismayed, I looked around for a tutorial and found a great one over at 'UK Lass in the US'. I thought I would share it with you, too! Go here for her wonderful tutorial.
Thanks so much, UK Lass!















I'm off now, to clean up the "aftermath"... from having all this fun. Wish me luck...I'm going to need it!! : )

27 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

You did the most AMAZING job, Sweets! These bags are DARLING!!!! Lori

Lorraine said...

These are beautiful. I want one, though really I need a diaper bag right now.

MiMi said...

Those are beautiful! I really wish I had that much talent at sewing.
Those would be wonderful beach totes too.

Keetha Broyles said...

These are all so ky-ute!!!

Diva Kreszl said...

how precious are these??? you have been quite busy, doing beautiful work as always!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

The bags are just stunning! What pretty color combinations!
Debbie

Allie and Pattie said...

These are SO sweet! Allie and her friends would love them
xoxo Pattie

CARLA said...

Those bags turned out just fantastically!!! I love the fabrics you choose.

Thanks for sharing UK Lass' tutorial. Think I'll go check it out.

Oh, love your blog's new look!
Have a great weekend.
Carla

Debby said...

WOW!!! They are fabulous! I guess you got productive..
Debby

Kim's Treasures said...

I LOVE these bags!!! Great job!!! I love that you lined them too!

Jenglamgirl said...

thos bags are to darling, love them. Especailly the black and white one! GREAT JOB! p.s. giveaway on my blog! Oh' and I love your nest banner! JGG

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Love the polk-a-dot brown and yellow bag. These are great creations. These bags would be so cute for my daughter and myself included . . funny how we always think about the kids first . . definitely going to check out your Etsy. I've got to come up with a good giveaway for my blog, I'm still new at this. Thanks for sharing and have a good afternoon!

Small House said...

You have a gift chicky! The bags are wonderful!!

Mimi Sue said...

These are simply adorable. Really strange about no pattern in a kit!!?? Glad you could find one, isn't the internet amazing? It's saved my sanity a time or two. Mimi

Willow said...

The bags are so adorable.

I can't believe you got a kit and no instructions. I quess everyone wants to made more money off things.

Thanks for the tut, will have to try one myself.

Willow

Busy Bee Suz said...

The bags are adorable. What an accomplishment!!!!!
Give yourself 2 big pats on the back from me. I love them. Going to see your shop now. :)

Creative Breathing said...

You are the Queen of Cute Bags Mary Lou. You combine fabrics so beautifully. The neutral tie cord is the perfect touch. Always inspiring, always whimsical! E

RACHELLE said...

tHAT JUST GOES TO SHOW HOW SWEET YOU ARE... AND IN TUNE ...

THAT YOU WOULD FEEL WORRIED ABOUT APPEARING FLAUNTY OR SOMETHING...

DON'T HIDE YOUR LIGHT UNDER THE BUSHEL. :) yOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE MUCH MORE TO OFFER THE WORLD THAN JUST YOUR SEWING AND CREATIONS!

sO SWEET YOU ARE! I LOVE YOUR BAGS!

SHELL

Sandra said...

Wonderful work and pretty bags...love the pincushion and most of all I love your blog header and the banner NEST...very cute!

Margie said...

Love the bags, the nest, the pin cushion (You probably would have made up your own "new and improved" version even if you did get the pattern :) Can you believe I have finally figured out how to comment on your site. TEE HEE Good night

My name is PJ. said...

You're soooo Martha Maguyver!! And you should feel absolutely fine about a blog post that features nothing but your etsy shop offerings! We want to see what you make. Please don't be shy!!

Pretty bags! You're very artistic.

And a new blog header for spring!!! Woooo hooooo!

GrandmaBev said...

Wow, you're bags turned out beautiful. Glad you were able to find the instuctions on the internet for your cute kit. Have a wonderful day.

Jacqueline said...

You have been as busy as a bee in a hive my dear. Your work is excellent! The bags are so so cute and handy! I also like your new banner. Our home sweet nest is always the best.
~The girl with the curl~ Having a give away starting tomorrow, would LOVE for you to join the FUN! Game show time!

Cozy Little House said...

Those are just precious!
Brenda

Kim said...

Those look great. You have been busy. Thanks also for the link to the pin cushions. I made the pear one (or one like it) out of wool last November.

Snappy Di said...

Neat bags, and they would serve 100 purposes.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

joybuzz said...

You are so talented. Love the fabrics. Your Mom looks great and I am glad your family was able to visit her. Now no pattern in the kit is strange? Have a good week.
Joyce