My New Book Bag
I made my first recycled book purse yesterday. It was a prototype and i already know how to better the next ones i make. Overall, i'm happy with it and think it's pretty cute. As mentioned in that previous post, i followed a pattern from the Crafster Guide to Nifty, Thrifty, & Kitschy Craft book, and it was pretty straight-forward. More hot glue gunning than sewing so i'm not sure how durable it will be. The directions say to find books that are at least 2 inches wide. I can see why now. It will definitely act as a clutch with handles - only my keys, lipgloss, my ID, and a tissue will fit in it!
For the other bags, i will try to sew a pouch first, with a zipper and then glue that into the books. That way, i will have a way to securely close it as well as add some space to it.
I also finally finished my hankie quilt. The pictures aren't doing it justice but i'm so happy with it. The colours are lovely and i made a cute petal pattern to quilt it all together. It's been 1 1/2 years in the making, and i've collected about 40 hankies for it. In the end, i only used 30 for the quilt. Some i'll keep for myself and other projects. And that way i still have an excuse to still be a hankie collector!
Now all i have to do is get around to those damn maxi pads!