Sunday, May 3, 2009

Busy Bella's busy bag

Trying to take good pictures of my busy B. is an effort in futility...I managed to get this one...she looks like she is in the loo...SIGH...I guess I'll take what I can get, even if it does resemble her being busy doing...er...her business.



The dress miss Bella is wearing is a beautiful Strausburg hand-me-down (on loan) from her cousin...I just love a good smock frock...I'm shopping online right now for a smocking thingy (not sure the correct terminology, yes I googled "smocking thingy") I'm feeling ambitous...or maybe just cocky...since I tought myself how to FINALLY make button holes :) after much chastizing from my hubby for not ever reading my usuers manuals for any of my electronics, I decided that now was as good a time as any to leanr some new skills. I made this "busy bag" for Isabella to take to church with her, she can stuff whatever she likes in it.



I lined the inside of the bag with Muslin for a little extra durability, the flower is glued onto an oversized button and then pinned onto the bag that way it can be removed for washing. I realize now that my bows look sloppy...oh well. The ribbon straps are tied onto-yep, you guess it! Buttonholes :-D

I'm still loving my sweet new layout so much!!! Happy Monday to all :)

12 comments:

Mer said...

Ew I love her lil bag. :) I like all the fabrics you use on your projects, where do you find them?

E and T said...

I have come across your blog via the comment you left on Melissa's blog, A Little Loveliness. Your comment caught my eye because I recently bought a Fancy Nancy book for my little girl.

Your blog has been entertaining and inspiring. I will be popping back again soon.

Elise

Melissa Lester said...

Hi, Mary Catherine! Thank you for your comment this morning. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog and hope you'll come back tomorrow to register for my give-away. It would be perfect for your daughter. I love the bag you made her, and you just can't beat a smocked dress in my book!

*G* said...

That bag is so pretty! Love the colors and pattern. I won't to know where you got the fabric also. What a cool idea about attaching the big flower to a button and pinning it on. The photo of Isabella is beautiful.

Love the new blog look.

Javiera said...

Love the new look. It's adorable!

Blue Castle said...

I like that bag! Your handles are so cute, and ingenuous too. :)

Sandy Toes said...

Very cute blog came over from Blue Castle!
sandy toe

Whitney said...

Very cute bag!! And very cute blog! It's very fresh and appealing!!!

Kate said...

I love that bag! I am so impressed, seriously! Awesome job!

Lovie said...

The correct terminology for your "smocking thingy" is a pleater. You shouldn't have any trouble finding one.
MOM

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

THe bag is just so very cute. Miss Bella is a little sweatheart too! Great job on this and the quilt you are making. Fabrics come in so many great designs. I think you will be ordering often!

Amanda said...

I like her bag! It's so cute! More though, I really like that picture of Bella! It's so gorgeous!