Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A Little Project for a Snowy Afternoon

Today has been pretty uneventful, other than the fact that I cleaned the bathroom! (Does anyone know of a good brand of shower cleaner? I just cannot find one to get my tub clean!) It is odd the sense of satisfaction that comes from accomplishing something so low on my list of things I like to do. Ok, actually... it's not on my list at all. BUT it was on my "To-Do" list for today... so I am just glad that it's over with and I can breathe a sigh of relief that the bathroom is nice and clean (... for now).

Anywho. After doing a few other things around the house (vacuuming and laundry are never ending)... I decided to check out a book that Cory got me for Christmas. I was in a sewing mood... but not something complicated. So, I busted out my SEW WHAT? BAGS! Book and found an instructional for a cute little tote bag. The directions were pretty easy... and overall, I probably only spent about 40 mins on it (and that was in between switching laundry and such!). I just wanted to share the finished product with you. But just remember... I am not a professional seamstress, sewer, stitcher or whatever you want to call it! I am still trying to sew in straight lines! LOL! But either way, I am pleased with my final product!
(You can see how small the tote is next to my phone and keys)

This is the first project I've done out of that book... and I enjoyed myself! Definitely would recommend it, especially if you aren't the kind of person who likes to mess with a pattern (like me!).

Hope you're all having a lovely day!! The snow is really coming down outside of my window! Too bad I don't have any hot chocolate in the house! :)


  1. Devon,
    If you have a fiberglass tub, try some cheap shampoo. It's weird how well it cleans the tub! If you use a store bought cleaner, make sure to let it hang out a while on the surface so it can work-although too long and it will get dry and be gross.
    If you have an older tub, try barkeepers friend. I use it on fiberglass too when I run into rust stains or just a really gross tub. It is one of my favorite products. (I clean cabins and used to clean houses)

    I live near your sister and have known your mom and dad for years. Your dad and I used to go to church together when we were young. (I'm MUCH younger than him!) :)

    Julie B

  2. The bag looks awesome Devon!!! Great job! :)

    On your tub...you can use baking soda and water to make a paste and then scrub your tub with a sponge/scratch pad thingy and that works pretty well! :)

  3. Okay... the tote is super cute and forget cleaning the tub. But, I am CURIOUS who Julie B. is! LOL!! Oh... I just got it! LOL!! A big bro graduated with Dusty! Whew! Another mystery solved! (I hope I'm right!?)

  4. It looks great!! I can't sew worth anything, my attempts are just awful. I'm very impressed with your cute tote :)


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