|I've been watching you|
I've been lacking in motivation lately, but after receiving a parcel in the post from my craft wife and pulling out this AMAZING fabric ((I still need to take photos of the other goodies I received!)) I really needed to get my butt back into gear.
So the fabric sat on my computer desk for about a week. Enticing me. Do you ever get amazing fabric and not want to cut it up because you know you probably won't be able to buy it again? That's what I was like with this Eyeball fabric. I was originally going to make a skirt, but I thought it'd be a shame to use it all up on one item! So I decided to make a cute little hobo bag. And I decided my little sister Betty would like one too! ((We have this thing for Eyeballs. I'm sure you've seen my bedspread)).
I used this tutorial years and years ago. Gosh it must be AT LEAST 7 years ago. And made a really cute bag with it. I gave it to my sister eventually. I hope she brings it with her this weekend so I can take photos of it to show you!
I wanted to save as much fabric as I could, so only used enough of the eyeballs to make it look super rad! These bags have eyeball fabric fronts, then just plain black drill backgrounds and backs. I appliqued some eyeballs onto the straps too. Let me tell you. I'm never appliqueing circles again. BITCHES!
The tutorial ispretty straightforward and easy, although some pictrues are missing of the important pieces you need to cut out! Luckily I remembered what they looked like and didn't have a problem. Maybe I should do a copycat tute?
Open up the bags and LEOPARD PRINT COLOUR VOMIT! Yey! I cut up this hilarious leopard-print lady's two piece outfit. It was mainly orange and black spots, but had a massive diagonal on the front and back of this crazy coloured spew. I loved it!
I also used this tutorial for creating the zippered pocket in the interior. It's a SURPRISE Batman pocket. The fabric is from a pair of boy's flanno pjs I found at the op-shop ((Seriously. My new favourite op-shop is the Lifeline at Drayton. Sooo many awesome things there! I ALWAYS find Batman stuff there too!))
This lack of motivation has not only affected me, but I've seen my gorgeous craft wife also in this slump. And I just read on Stacey's blog that she's in an unmotivational mood too! So I had an idea, and I'll share it with you either tomorrow or tonight.
We're planning a party/event/game to last the entire month of October. It's ok, to play you don't need to buy anything, in fact the whole premise of the game will be to use stuff you already have :) Stay tuned!