Saturday, September 10, 2011

Spotlight Saturday with Scrappy Zeni

Zeni @ Scrappy Zeni invited me to be featured on her blog for her Spotlight Saturday, and I was sooo excited to say YES!!!! I wanted to do something different than my normal, everyday projects, so I tried something new!

It all started on Black Friday last year, when Walmart had a sewing machine for $50. Yup, $50! Did I know how to sew?! No clue! But it was just too cheap to pass up...and I was already there with a cart full of cartridges anyways lol. So, almost nine months later, I finally pulled it out of the box and called my mother for a sewing 101. She very patient taught me the ins and outs, and asked why I couldn't start with a simpler project....but I wanted to do it my way (*insert big grin here*). Here's how my mini treat/gift card/(whatever you'd want to use it for) bag turned out....


I say I didn't do too bad for my first time, but I definitely have a lot to learn....especially because I had to re-do the top at least once because I sewed it completely crooked. I see many mini bags in my future, especially with Halloween right around the corner, so stayed tuned!!!

17 comments:

  1. I love this! I could see it as a full size tote bag - awesome!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love it! It is so cute and makes me what to learn how to sew :) TFS

    tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
    http://sparkledmemories.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is a beautiful bag Roberta!! You should be proud that you did this awesome your first try!! I haven't sewn in such a long time but I know that when I first did it I wasn'ted like 10 yards of fabric lol! I really love it and cant wait to see more of them!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is SO cute!! I think you need to do a tutorial on how you did this!! I can't sew either, very minimal, but maybe could learn to do something like this!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So cute! I might have to buy a sewing machine :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love this. I have a nice turning 16 and this would be great as a gift bag. Can I get your pattern. My email address is stitch_a_day@yahoo.com

    Thanks
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  7. Holy moly, this is too much fun! I love the tulle (is that the right name?) , polka dot ruffle and gorgeous pink ribbon. Ooo la la!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would have guessed you'd been sewing all your life if I hadn't been told otherwise...FANTASTIC!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I can't sew to save my life and this is amazing!!! I look forward to seeing to many more bags in the future!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you Roberta for agreeing to be spotlighted! Sewing has always scared me, so I have my mom or mother in law do it for me (lol!). Love your bag!

    Many Blessings!
    Zeni

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi there.. I saw your lil purse on Zeni's blog and wanted to come say hi. I think you did an AWESOME job on it!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs,
    Tanya

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is beautiful, you did an awesome job! I love it, be proud of yourself.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love it, you did a wonderful job!!!
    Eva :0)
    evascrapslife(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://evasscrapsncards.blogspot.com
    I have a Cricut Cartridge giveaway on my blog

    ReplyDelete
  14. You are SO super talented in so many ways!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Soooo cute!!! You're such an inspiration!

    Nicole

    ReplyDelete