Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Craftsy of a time!

I knew I'd forgotten something when I wrote the post earlier today.  And it has just dawned on me what - I am an idiot.  Because I have 6 finishes.  Not 5. 

Earlier in the week the children were playing Rummy-O (aka RummyKing, RummyCub etc).  As with most games there was a lot of shouting and bickering.  One of the reasons was because each and every one of them had been cheating.  By looking into the bag before collecting a tile.  

You see when we purchased the game it did not come with a bag of any kind.  The only one I could find in the house was a very very see through bag.  As exhibited below. 

It became quite apparent that this could not continue.  What was the solution you might ask? Well to make a new bag of course! One that was not see through! 

Driving the kids to school the following morning I knew in my head the kind of bag I wanted to make, but the actual reality of putting it together was being somewhat elusive because I couldn't quite figure out how I was going to do the draw strings.  Nothing is worse on a bag like this than not being able to simply and easily close the bag.  

So when I got home I sat down at my computer to have a bit of a gander about the interwebz to see what the solution was.  Of course, the first thing I did was check my emails.  That's the first thing we all do when we sit down at our computers, right? 

There was an email from Craftsy telling me all about these classes that they have that are suitable for children.  Being always on the lookout for new nifty things for the kids I toddled straight over to have a gander.

I was scrolling down the page when I saw a class titled Bag Making Basics Drawstring Bag and Bucket Bag ! And to make it even better, I was already enrolled! Because this is a FREE class offered by Craftsy.  

Here is my finished product.  

Can I just take a moment to mention how easy this bag was with this class? The instructor told me everything I needed to know.  She even provided a layout of how best to cut from your Fat Quarter to get the most out of the fabric! And you only need two fat quaters to make the entire bag! 

I whipped this bag up in a couple of hours - I kind of started right before dinner and had to wait until after to finish.  And I hand embroidered the 'Tiles!" which didn't take long at all! 

So if you're in the market for a cute draw string bag that you can embellish however you want, go visit Craftsy ! 

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