Friday, March 25, 2011

Pinch me please!!!

Good morning everyone!!!

Ok you remember how my last post was titled Crafty Overload???  Well apparently that doesn't mean very much to me, I think I have lost my mind for good!!!  Yesterday I was thinking about how the end of the year is right around the same time as our wedding and how I would run out of time and wouldn't be able to make anything for Landon's teachers if I didn't get started on it.  Ok notice I said started, not finish it right.  Well I started it yesterday and finished one of the gifts yesterday!!  What is wrong with me?  Do any of yall ever have a billion things going on and then decide oh I'll just take on one more project and finish these when I finish this one, please tell me I'm not the only one???? 

See part of the reason this is all such a horrible idea is because I have arthritis in my spine, so I'm paying for it BIG time today!!!  I am in so much pain that I want to crawl back in bed and I have 3 projects I MUST, MUST finish today for swaps on whoopdwhoop (which by the way if you haven't checked it out yet click on the button over on my side bar, you won't regret it I swear)!! 

The bag I made wasn't hard to make at all, but there was a lot of sewing involved, since I quilted the straps and did an inside pocket with a zipper on it for the first time EVER and appliqued the apple on the front.  It's really cute and I love it, I just think I need someone to reach through this computer and pinch me really hard!!!  Well enough rambling here she is in all her applie splendor............

She's more of the size of a beach bag, but that was intentional on my part.  I thought that since it was for a teacher, she probably has alot of things she carries around with her and would need plenty of room in her bag.

You see the fabric I used??  I actually bought an ENTIRE bolt of it when it was on sale, I only paid $7.00 for the whole bolt!!!

Close up of the quilting on the straps.  Isn't the fabric cute?  Very teacherish don't you think?

Close up of the apple applique.  Now that I see it on here, does it look like a cherry to anyone else but me??
Oh and I guess I didn't have the bag a nice a neat before I took a photo of it so don't mind the crunched fabric and messed up bottom corner they look much better now.

This is the pocket on the inside, I lined it with the same fabric that I used on the outside of the bag.
I think it turned out pretty good, what are yall's opinions??  I do think I'm going to avoid Bella (my sewing machine, yes she has a name) for a few days though!!!

I'm gonna go get my heating pad, I hope yall have a great day and weekend and I'll be back Monday!!!  So until next time............

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. I can learn alot from your blog :) Cant wait!
    New follower here, hope that you will follow back!

  2. Hey Allison - consider yourself pinched!!! I LOVE the bag!!! I love the fabric and the apple looks like an apple to me - not a cherry. Your son will be so proud to give this to his teacher. I'm scared to death of zippers! You did a GREAT job on yours!! Take care and get over that sore back!!!
    Ginger in Abilene

  3. Oh, Allison...haha! It's just a crafter's way of avoiding looming deadlines....

    Don't worry, it will all get done! This bag is super sweet!

    Now, crawl into bed, relax and let your mind you know how much avoiding you can have fun with :)

  4. Super cute bag! Love it, the fabric and appliqué are lovely! xx

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