Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Didn't Do It

I should explain my title a little more.  I wanted to show you this really cute bag that my Mom made for me.  I'm a HUGE fan of the SU fabric, I love the patterns I love crafting with it, I just love it!!!  At Leadership in January our bags were made from this fabric-I actually use mine as Megan's diaper bag :)  I love this fabric-it's probably my favorite (so far---lets see what the new catalog holds)  I was so pleased that we could order it before the release of the new catalog, it's part of the Summer Smooches sneak peak!  So for the bag, I recently got a new laptop and I don't have a great 'laptop bag' I wanted something to protect my laptop so it wouldn't get 'banged' around in my bags.  So I asked my Mom to make a 'laptop sleave'.  It's padded so it will protect my computer and it has a drawstring close. 
I didn't coordinate this, the Decor Element bird was on my laptop before we bought the fabric, but doesn't it coordinate so nicely!!!  There was no pattern for this bag, I took my laptop to my parents house, had my Mom measure it and told here what I wanted it to look like.  That's the difference between good sewing skills and my lack of them :) 
The inside is lined with the 3rd pattern in the fabric pack and there's also a little pocket inside to hold my flash drives.  Isn't it just so cute!!!  Now I don't have to worry about my laptop when I need to take it somewhere, I can just throw it in the little sleeve and put it in my bag and go!  Thanks Mom!!!!  One last disclaimer, it did take an entire box of fabric, plus extra from a second box for the pocket.  A smaller version of this would be so cute to make for a kindle or IPad. 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!!


Kim said...

Well it's official .... I "bookmarked" you. LOL I've been stalking your blog for like 9 months now and every single morning I google "Ruth Norton Stampin" and then click on your blog when it comes up. FINALLY today I'm like ... "seriously you're stalking this woman's blog ... the least you can do is give her a bookmark!" So ... voila! You are bookmarked! I'm such a dedicated stalker.

Oh ... and after seeing your mom's fabulous bag, I may have to start stalking her too! (I'm just sayin')

Cynthia Davis said...

You're welcome Ruth-and to clarify for anyone wanting to make their own bag-we only needed the second box of fabric because of the pocket. The rest of it was all from the one box of fabric. :)


Melinda said...

This makes me wished I liked to sew. I really love the fabric! It makes the bag so stinkin cute. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing.