Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sweat Shirt Shopping Bag

I'm a self admitted Bag Lady!! On a recent visit to my favorite store, Wal-Mart, I found this Halloween-ish sweat shirt for only $1.00!! WOW, of course I thought "What can I make with this?!!??". Of course, ANOTHER reusable shopping bag! My daughter asked, "Why do you keep making more, you have so many already?!! " Sadly I had no good response for her!

But as you can see it was only $1.00! Couldn't pass it up! I thought it was kinda cute too.

To keep with the red striped socks I thought it would be cute to have red handles. Found an old pair of my son's red sweat pants that would be perfect. Could cut them up in strips and braid to create handles.

A close up of the handles.

After cutting off the sleeves, had to trim the neckline to make it an even edge. That was the easy part! Next I sewed up the bottom edge of the "bag". So far so good.

I looked throuh my stash of remnents from JoAnn Fabrics to find a good color for the lining. Black was an easy choice.

Also added red buttons on the bottom corners so the lining would stay in place and add another small detail.

Taaa-Daaaaaa the completed project!! I have yet another reusable shopping bag!!!

Thanks so much for looking!

Have a great day.


Monday, May 9, 2011

2011 Teacher Appreciation Gifts

This year's teacher appreciation gifts were a "plan B"!! In the last couple of years I created etched plates that THANK the teachers for all their hard work. However, when this year rolled around I couldn't get my Cricut working correctly and had to resort to my stamp collection. After ruining one plate because I tried to use a stamp with words. Didn't make the connection that the words needed to be reversed and I couldn't figure out a quick way to stamp in reverse! Had to go with stamps with just pictures on them. This is the stack of 20 completed plates for my kids' teachers. Total there are 5 teachers - 4 plates for each.

I used the Stampin Up Cheers to You set to make these. First the martini plate - shaken not stirred!

A yummy strawberry daquari! Careful of a brain freeze! OOoooohhh!

Cheers with champagne!

Finally an ice cold beer! My favorite!

Thanks for looking, and have a great day,


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Quote for the Day

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.

-- Elizabeth Bibesco