Tuesday, May 4, 2010

big purse, small stuff

Do you carry a large bag or purse? Well I do. I love big bags, in fact my husband likes to ask me from time to time "what in the world do you carry in there?" Lets see-my wallet, various papers, pens, pencils, broken crayons, magazines, loose receipts, old sticky cough drops, maxis, crumpled tissues, plastic spoons, restaurant napkins, okay-I think you get the picture. Yes I have an affinity for big bags, but not so much for the bottomless pit syndrome that these bags create. Reaching down in my bag, "okay I think I have a pen" I say to myself, gotta write my grocery list (on the back of an old receipt of course), but instead I pull up a used straw, "how did that get in there?"
In the attempt to be more organized I decide to make myself a small pouch. I wanted this pouch to hold my travel sized lotion, lip gloss, and lip balm. I got the pattern for this small make-up bag from the book Sew Pretty Homestyle (which I checked out from the library-the pattern is on page 95). This was my first time sewing in a zipper (and yes I found that part a bit tricky) in fact I had to go back and do a little hand stitching to get the zipper just so-but still I'm pleased with my little bag. Another challenge I found in this pattern is that seam allowances are not included so they must be added in.
Perhaps these small attempts at organization will lead to bigger attempts-one can hope, can't she?


~little make-up case

~some of my stuff, contained, yay!

see you here tomorrow for green smoothie Wednesday!
wishing you a good evening friends.

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I like little pouches. Would you recommend the book?