good news, bad news...

Friday, February 19, 2010 |

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!

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22 comments:

Screaming Meme said...

You are amazing! I think that is so cool! :)
Hi, My name is Meme from Screaming Meme...I would love to invite you over to my decorating blog, Screaming Meme...:)

I also have another blog, This Family's Gone Crackers...It is about a comical journey of a so called "normal" family going INSANELY gluten free...

Hope to see you there, Meme

too Blessed to Stress said...

haha! love your "Cool enough" post. And the messenger bag is awesome!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

tinahead81 said...

oooh, i've been wanting to try this! great job!!

design_aholic said...

Love it, and love the little model at the end of the post :) What amazing blue eyes he has!

Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

Great bag! Looks amazing and I am sure she is gonna LOVE it!

Kristin and Steve said...

BA you rock. I might start calling you the Martha Stewart BA.

By the way, I had to opportunity to sit behind you on Thursday night...I just wanted to tell you how awesome your hair looks right now. I am loving the length. I have always admired you a-line, but this length thing I am really digging on you.

Caroline said...

I love the messenger bag! Sounds like you are one of the coolest aunts ever!

the thrifty ba said...

meme-love your blog. i am now a follower!
kristin-love you! thanks for making me feel pretty! and crafty!
and everyone-thanks for the positive comments! i will let you know what she thinks! (her birthday is the 24th)

Low Tide High Style said...

That messenger bag looks pretty darn "cool" to me! What a great gift, I'm sure she'll love it!

Kat :)

Jennifer said...

Oh wow... I love it! What a fantastic idea to use cargo pants! You have quite the little helper there modeling for you... so sweet! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a darling gift!

Kris said...

I am in LOVE with the cargo bag! So dang hip and a great way to repurpose! Very glad to have found your blog today and look forward to following! (BTW...my tween daughter saw your pic at the top & the caption about being cool. She said, "Wow Mom! She really is cool!" LOL Thought you'd like that. :)

The Yorgason's said...

That is such a cute bag! I love the blue flower fabric. Great choice and I want to make one!

Carrie said...

For a moment I thought that was a photo of Kristin Cavalari from The Hills... she's so pretty! Great bag, she's going to love it.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog the other day!!! Glad you liked the nursery ideas. ;-)

Stephanie - My Frugal Lifestyle said...

Love the bag! I love repurposing things....hence the reason why I have my blog so much :)

Thanks for the cute idea!

Remodelaholic said...

I love the idea of using cargo pangs, I may go raid my husbands old pants and rip some apart! Looks great!

I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

Cassity @ Remodelaholic

jenjen said...

What a great idea! Hmmm, I want to make one! I think you are very cool!!!!

Love it! Thanks so much for linking it up!

XOXO
Jen

Misty said...

Love the bag!! Thanks for linking up @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!!

Kim said...

Nice, the bag looks cool. I like the little model, too.

Lori said...

This is way cool... Love it.

Thanks for joining Get your Craft on Thurs. Please join me next week for another great party.

Lori

MessyMissy said...

Love that bag!! And the photo is incredible.

Briana Priester said...

Thanks for posting, BA! I think this is such a great gift and your little one is cute too! :)

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