the good news is that i can post photos of my soon-to-be-20 year old niece's birthday gift here because she wont ever check this blog.
the bad news is that my blog isn't cool enough for a soon-to-be-20 year old to check out.
I SWEAR I USED TO BE COOL!
here is a photo of britney...yup-she gets her 'hotness' from my side of the family (truth be told-i have been adopted into this family and lucky for her, my genes aren't hers!)!
so i found this great messenger bag here. this blog has TONS of easy ideas to make! and i like easy!
Yyou have to admit, this is really really fab! and since it was made from cargo pants that i got at savers (again-she doesn't read this blog and doesn't have to know that her gift was worn by a stranger!)and scraps of left over fabric, i'm saving chris some money!
as you can see from this photo, i didn't have quite enough scrap left over from this to line the bag. so i fit it the best i could, then zig-zagged the poo out of it to make sure that if my homemade bias tape didn't quite catch, it would still be held down.
and i was distracted by children so i put the straps on wrong...
yes, very glad the recipient of this wont see this post...
and finally it is done! this was the only way nate would model it (i looked like i had been sewing all afternoon!).
and if britney doesn't LOVE it...
i know her mom is cool enough to steal it and use it!