Saturday, May 30, 2009

Pocket Bag & Silly Abby

With the crummy wet weather we've been having all week I have had a fabulous time crafting. That was part of what this vacation week was supposed to be about, a time for me to play. I've had a jacket sitting in my closet in the dry cleaning bag it came home in last spring. It was never worn all winter so I gathered I wasn't going to wear it any longer. What to do with it I pondered??




Then suddenly lights came on...scissors snip snipped...sewing machine buzzed away...and voila a Pocket Bag was born!







I am so excited about it. It is made with one deep jacket pocket on either outside of the bag. The lining inside the bag is a dark brown and it has a long strap (to slip over your shoulder) and a snap to close it at the front. Fun. I'm slipping this one in to Etsy. When it was complete I thought I's make up another one for me now but then I realized I'd used both pockets...hmmmmm...I should have thought that out differently. Oh well this is just what I wanted it to be.




While I was sewing I could see and hear a robin singing in a tree outside. Thats when I noticed Abby lying on the windowsill watching me, as she usually does. I began whistling trying to sound like the robin. I *lol* when she turned herself upside down to look at me sort of like "oh mama...stop that".
Unfortunately I wasn't fast enough to get t full pose. What a silly girl.....


Hope this Saturday is a beautiful one for you.... Judi xoxo

9 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Abby is so darling and so is that pocket book! It is some kind of cute, Judi! Love it!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Marilyn said...

That Abby is adorable and love her Mom. Your jacket pocket bag is cute and what a good idea.

Mad Red Hare said...

What a great idea. I have been buying wool garments from thrift stores and using them for pennies. I should make a purse out of a couple of jackets instead of tearing them up!

Smilingsal said...

Abby does have a cute personality. Happy Pink Saturday.

maidenshade said...

Yeah, it's Pink Saturday's 1 Year Celebration! Even if you don't participate, you may enjoy going to see all of the lovely pinks.

Great purse and I love the kitty!!!

Today I've got Part II of For a Princess (with Part I recapped) - and as it is centered around a celebration, it fits perfectly what with all of the little princesses in their pink tiaras; ) I hope you can come by - I know you'll enjoy it.

xJ
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Patti said...

Wonderful pocket bag and your kitty is adorable!!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Hugs
Patti

Darlene said...

Abby is just gorgeous!!! Your pocketbag turned out great!

Neabear said...

Great idea for repurposing a jacket. Your kitty is so cute.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

how cute is that pocket book, and how smart to use the pocket that was already there. Abby is so pretty and it looks like the windowsill is the perfect place for her to watch the birds. laurie