Jewelery Bag & Snow!

In making the coaster and the small snap bags, I got a bee in my bonnet to figure out if I could make a small jewelery bag. I’m thinking, stores could have that personal touch – if you sell a piece of jewelery, put it in a cute little hand made bag and send it off with the customer that way. Jen’s mother is opening her brick-n-mortar store here in a few days and I was actually thinking of her.

This is my first attempt at a small, inexpensive and cheap jewelery bag. I found the idea for it on a website via my phone and have since lost the original directions.

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2 pieces of fabric, 8.5″ x 8.5″. Sew them together (quarter-inch seam, of course), right sides together. Leave a spot of it open to turn it right side out when done.

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Not the best colors for picture taking but I was trying to play with scraps instead of good fabric for this test.

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Fold the corners in about an inch. Try to line them up nice and pretty and then pin them down. I ironed them before pinning to help with the process. Take that to your sewing machine and sew about a half inch in from the edge all the way around:

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Well, maybe my measurements are off a bit. You get the idea. Right?

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Thread a piece of ribbon through the holes created. Put something in the middle of the bag (I used Jen’s watch) and pull the ribbon tight. Put in a bow and voila!

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Cute little bag. Not professional quality – it’s my first! What do y’all think?

Right now, as I look out the window, it’s snowing something good. It started as flurries and quickly turned into a nice snowstorm blowing around. I like it – I’m a winter person. We’ve had awful winds the last few days with a titch of rain mixed with thunderstorms. Anyone who knows our state knows that it is like this every April. It’s almost as if Idaho is trying to get in a little bit more winter before giving way to spring. Gathering around with someone new to town always leads to a story about a really good snowstorm they had awhile back on July 4th. And, since I’ve come to Idaho (it’s 10 years ago, now), I’ve seen it snow as late as June. It’s all a part of being in the northern part of the country.

In fact, for several years, if I tried to plan a birthday BBQ in June for my birthday, it would snow, hail and otherwise be miserable. I quit planning any sort of BBQ or party on my birthday. Except for last year, that is. I had a nice party last year. It was surprising, actually – no snow. No hail. Pretty nice weather! Great for a turning point in my life.

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Jen took my hint and got the tie-dye quilt pieces fixed up nice and pretty. She even cut up the black I need for piecing it all together. I’ve already gotten a start on it:

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I think it might actually look nice when done. I’m anxious to finish it – only to get my dining room floor back, of course!

I just looked in my pictures folder. It is now empty. That’s all I’ve got for now. The by-product of posting as much as I have lately. It feels good to be back on track. Caught up. Moving forward.

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