Tuesday, March 20, 2012

PP: Purse Organization

I saw a purse organization idea on Pinterest the day and followed the link to Peanut Butter Fingers.  As soon as I saw this awesome idea, I knew I had to do this to my purses!  I have so many purses and they are all thrown in a large blue storage tote in the closet in one of the upstairs bedrooms.  Every now and then I'll get in the tote to see what's in there.  I figured if I could get see all of my purses more often, I would be apt to reuse the purses I already have instead of going out and buying a new one all of the time.  The purses are hung from shower curtain hooks in a closet.  I rushed out to the Dollar General store and bought two boxes of shower curtain rings - 24 rings.  I planned on doing this project when I bought the rings, but never got around to it.  I've been in the mood lately for a few organization projects, so tonight I did this.  I managed to get rid of a few purses and totes that I know I will no longer use.  The rest are hung up - all 20 of them!  The silver tote on the far left is loaded down with wallets and coin purses too!  Disregard the unorganized shelf above!  I didn't realize I had so many sheets and pillowcases!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PP: Ruffled Tote Bag

Another Pinterest project I tackled this past weekend.  I was up until wee hours of the morning working on this, but I'm so excited how it turned out!  I found my inspiration from Tania Willis and Ruffles and Stuff.

I was in Hobby Lobby on Saturday actually looking for some interfacing and decided to give this ruffle bag a try, especially when I saw this cute roll of Jellies fabric.  I've been wanting to purchase one of these rolls for a while, but could never bring myself to pay $12.99 for it.  Well on this particular day I had a 40 percent off coupon and decided to go for it. 

Then I picked up this basic bag for $1.99.

And after a couple hours of sewing and trial and error, I came up with this...

...and I must say, I'm pretty proud of myself!! 

PP: St. Patty's Day Fabric Tie Wreath

As I have mentioned before, I have a new love with the website Pinterest.  It's chalked full of wonderful ideas on crafts, recipes, decorating, etc.  And I've become obsessed with new ideas for the front door, esp. since every floral wreath I hang up tends to melt and fade from the extremely high heat that gets trapped between the front door.  The fact that the front door is full glass and black doesn't help the situation either.  So when I found this fabric wreath for St. Patty's Day, I knew I wanted to try it.  It was so simple to make and so much fun to make.  I found my inspiration from this website.  I altered mine a little bit from how the original pinner made their, but it still turned out great!  I used 10 different fabrics and cut them into one inch strips.  When I bought the fabric, I only bought 6 inches of each fabric, because the strips needed to be 6 inches long, by one inch wide.  My reason behind this was less cutting!  I'm brilliant I tell ya :o)  Then I cut 15 one inch pieces out of each fabric.  I ended up with 150 strips and that was just enough to fill my wire coat hanger. 

I had more than enough fabric left over, that I made my mom a smaller version for her birthday, which she loves!