Saturday, June 19, 2010

so little time...

It's been entirely too long since I've posted an entry on my blog. My mantra for this summer is definitely... SO much to to, SO little time! I have so much crafty stuff to get done that I finally had to make a 'To Do list' for myself. It is slightly discouraging that the list is growing at a much more rapid pace than the items being crossed off!

A week from Monday I will be gone for a week at a young women's camp for our church. I love camp, but being one of the leaders, and the 'crafty one' at that, has left me with a TON to get done. Wish me luck on accomplishing my tasks! I'll be sure to get up some pictures as I check items off my list!
In the mean time, there is a little something home-made I got done this week...I use the term 'home made' loosely this time! :) It was my contribution to a dinner we got invited to earlier in the week. It looked pretty and tasted great...a success in my book! (I got the idea years ago from a Food Network show to save the top of the pineapple to use for decoration. This is the first time I tried it. I like the visual appeal!)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

it's a book-purse!

It's a book...It's a purse...It's a book-purse!...I SO wish that I could claim this idea as my own. I think it is SO original and unique. But alas, like most things in the crafty blogosphere I got my idea from here. The tutorial is great. I wasn't sure how my first one would turn out, but I LOVE IT! I think I especially love the extra flowers and 'bling' that I added to the outside. It totally gives it an elegant 'pop'. (It's wierd, I am almost never attracted to floral prints, but for some reason this print just seemed perfect for the occasion. I might have to give florals more thought in the future!)
This book-purse is going to be part of a graduation gift for my niece. She's an adorable girl who loves bags and purses. This one should be different than all her others!

**Side note - I picked the books up at a local thrift store. I've also seen hardcovers on sale at the Library for like $.50 ea. I found the handles at JoAnn's.