Friday, May 9, 2008

Project Bags

Things have been a little "off" here lately, but I'll go into all that in another post. I just want to clear up an error on my part regarding the project bag I made. I found the idea through Stephanie's blog. The original bag was a gift to her from a woman she calls Mama Joan. Here is the original photo from Stephanie's post. As you can see I altered the design a little, since I didn't have that cool-looking mesh fabric used to make the original bag. I also made mine longer to accomadate a magazine or chart. I've been just wild about making these lately and even went out to JoAnn Fabrics and got three more double-sided quilted fabrics to make some more. The price at JoAnn's is $17.99/yard.....YIKES.........but each bag uses only 3/8 yard and one 12" zipper. I found this tan fabric in Wal-Mart for $11.99/yard and I'm sure Hobby Lobby offers some different styles/colors too, but I haven't gotten there yet. The so-called "Economic Stimulus" check arrived....... for half the amount that I thought it would be. Was I mistaken or wasn't it supposed to be married filing jointly got $1,200? Oh well, half is better then nothing at all and what did I really expect from the government anyway but another rip-off/fake-out!? So the all-out wild shopping spree I had planned will not take place. The check will just about cover another loan payment and that's about it.


  1. I am glad the package arrived!! I sent out the second yesterday. That is a great bag! I hear you about that cheque mess!!! I am still waiting to see what will arrive in the mail box.

    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Love those bags! We got ours and it's gone to truck repairs...that really isn't my idea of stimulating the economy, lol!

  3. Oooh, I've been drooling over the bag Mama Joan made. Definitely an inspiration!