Saturday, January 15, 2011

I Just Love Me a Good Pocketbook, Don't You??!!!

Hey Y'all! 
We have been out of school ALL WEEK due to the ice and snow.  Big Daddy works for the NC Dept. of Transportation and has worked about 65 hours, if you count today, this week!  He's one of the people who drive the big trucks and scrape roads or spread slag on the highways.  We've barely seen him at all and Robbie and I have been stuck indoors all week.  We could have gotten out as the roads are pretty decent, but there was just too much to do here at The Doublewide that has been neglected for WAY TOO LONG!
I am so excited to say that my craft room/office is officially CLEANED OUT, after SIX hours!),  and I'm open to do business and many many crafts!  I am just beside myself that I have room to move in here and that I have everything in it's place! 
So....this morning, I grabbed a purse that I had sewn about a month ago.  I made it using an old lime green cotton chenille (sigh...LOVE) bedspread that I bought at my FAVORITE junk store for $4.00.  I lined it and made some pink ruffles for the front from an old pink sheet that I also bought there for material.  I'm a fool for lime green and pink!
Anyway....the handles for the bag were entirely TOOOOOO LLLLOOOONNNNNGGGGG and I couldn't carry it with it hanging below my booty, so I fixed it.
After it was all done, I knew I needed a little something else to fix it up, so I dug through my basket of old doilies and found this drinking glass cozy that I bought at a thrift shop in Carolina Beach.  Isn't it precious?  I bought a total of four, but just needed this one for my project:

Then I took an old fabric yo-yo that I'd made earlier and glued a lime green button in the center.  Here she is:
Then I joined the two together like this.....

Stiched it to the inside top edge of my pocketbook like this....
And NOW I have a cute little cell phone holder stitched right inside at the top!  No more digging for my cell phone when it's ringing!

And there's the finished product! 
I am so in love with my new pocketbook!

 Also, before I leave you, I'll show you my new work space.  I know it ain't gonna be in any organizational magazines and Martha Stewart won't be calling me, but IT WORKS FOR ME...and in reality, that's ALL THAT MATTERS, right?!
My Sewing Table

Robbie's old changing table converted to storage and also my ribbon organizer that I made this fall:

My little shelf holding books, patterns, thread, etc.

Here's where I sit and write to you most of the time!  I just love the old table.  Got it at my favorite junk store for a whopping $7.00 about 2 years ago and I love it!

Also, accomplished cleaning out up Robbie's room earlier this week.  It only took 3 hours!

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 


Patty Sumner said...

Found you while browsing blogs. I love your spirit and your new purse! Will be back to check you out. Come on by and visit me! Blessings!

Cheryl said...

Weeee, you have been busy!
Every thing looks so nice and clean. Love your new purse!

Melissa said...

Don't you just love the feeling of getting organized? Your sewing/craft space looks great! I wish I had a little spot like that myself. A week out of school...sounds like fun, but I would hate having to make it up...we (teachers) don't get out until June 14 as it is! We did have one day where most all the other school districts around here were closed due to ice, but we weren't. Thank goodness for Monday off!

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

I'm a person that wants everything in order, yet let it get out of order and I don't know where to begin!!! Someone once described be as a "perfectionist messy"!!

Cute bag!!


Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Love your new purse!! I'm a sucker for pink and green as well. I've signed on to follow you!