So Shannon and I went to the Scrapbook Expo last weekend. (Thanks Shannon!) We had only gone once before and that was about 8 years ago. I was SO excited to spend a whole day with my cute sister in scrapbook paradise! I made us each a tote bag to carry our treasures from the expo. ...not even close to being big enough, but cute none-the-less!
I saw this idea on pinterest and followed the link to The Painted Parsonage and then pretty much copied Brittany's bag to a "T". Here is her bag.
Isn't it cute? You should check out her blog. She's got a lot of cute stuff on it. Brittany got the idea from Susie Harris.
These ones are cute too. This blog is a darling blog too and you can find instructions HERE.
Making the bag was SO easy! Just ruffles sewn onto a cheap, canvas tote bag. The kind you get at craft stores and discount stores like Walmart. I am just going to admit something right here and now...I am not a seamstress. I'm a crafter. Having said that, I will now confess that after making the ruffles for my bag...I got out my trusty glue gun and glued them to the bag. I know, it's cheating right? Well, I'm all for it! It turned out cute and I don't plan on washing it so it worked! Shannon and I got a lot of comments on our bags and it was fun telling people how easy they were to make. Hopefully they will go home and make themselves one. Hope you like it too.
PS: THIS WOULD BE A GREAT YOUNG WOMEN ACTIVITY!!! Easy AND cheap!
Come back soon,