Saturday, September 23, 2006

A scary card and a scary bag

I spent all week working on another batch of cards. I love making them and they certainly are an ideal project to work on when I don't have much time. It's easy to start and stop without losing track of where I am. I've made a bunch of Christmas cards (no more store bought Christmas cards for me!), some cards to use as gifts and some very scary Halloween cards. I found some little wooden halloween shapes at the dollar store, they make perfect embellishments.

We are going to the casino tonight for dinner with some friends. I have some cute gambling themed fabric that I've been meaning to make into a bag for a long time. So this morning, after a bit of surfing I found this this craftster post and I was off to the races. I was so excited to finally have the time to sew something other than a card. I carefully cut out the fabric, applied the interfacing and proceeded to follow the tutorial very carefully. It was very simple until I got to the last step where you sew the lining to the outer fabric. I just didn't seem to have enough room to manouver the bag around the corners. I sewed and ripped, sewed and ripped and just when I thought I'd have to hand sew, I managed to get it. The top stitching is very messy. There was simply not enough room to make it nice and even. I am not going to worry about it. This is not a bag that I will be carrying very often.


feli said...

I love your fabric cards. they are so cool. I wish i could make them. are they easy?

lera said...

both turned out cute.

beki said...

From here your bag looks great! I'm going to have to try out that tutorial. I discovered that I have a TON of zippers and I suck at inserting them, so I need some practice.
What a great odea on the cards - I never would have thought to make Halloween cards out of that fabric. Cute stuff!

Debbie said...

Great fabric! Cute bag. I checked out the tutorial. Did you put the zipper in the bag?

I like the embellishment on the Halloween card - so very clever!

lindiepindie said...

Hmmm...that's gotta be disappointing to have that problem at the end. What do you think happened? Seam ripping is my least favorite part of sewing. It looks great from here, though. I don't think anyone would ever notice it not being perfect.