Hello Blogger Friends!!!
I thought that today I would share a project with you that is a great gift for the special graduates in your life.
Tis the season...
This is a laundry bag.
I call it the
"Makes Laundry Day Fun Bag"
It's Alicia Paulson's pattern,
but I have taken the pattern and customized it for different people.
I have changed it a little here and there,
and altered the size according to the gift.
A little smaller, and it can also be a really cute toy bag.
Here are a few of the steps-
I forgot to take pictures while I was making the lining
and the draw string.
But, here is the finished bag!
The ruffles are a little time consuming but,
Oh so cute!!!
This one turned out a little long.
I'm not quite sure why,
But, here it is.
I decided to put a little twist on this one.
Instead of all of the little pleats, I put one big ruffle on.
It is a simpler, less fussy look.
It so depends on who you are making it for.
Some girls love lots of color and ruffles, and some love simplicity.
I personally love them both.
(Does that sound braggy? I hope not...)
I just LOVE how the lining makes each bag so special too!
It is such a fun gift to make.
Last year I made several for some very special girls.
I have heard from almost everyone of them that they use their bags every laundry day.
That makes my heart soooooo happy!!!
Here is Alicia's book
"Stitched In Time"
There are MANY cute projects in this book!
Alicia, I hope that you don't care that I put you book on my blog.
Bloggers, what are the rules about this?
I also just bought Martha's new book.
FUN, FUN, FUN!!!
Does anyone think that Martha will care?
It is not too late to s sign up for my Give Away!
I will be drawing a name out of a hat on
April 10th for the
The Ooh-La-La Bag!
Go a couple of posts down,
to the "Ooh- La-La Bag Give Away" post,
leave a comment,
and you are in!