Monday, September 5, 2011

Creating with Ucreate!

Happy Labor Day!  Here at AquaSeventy6, Autumn and I have been soaking up the very last minutes with our kiddos before we send them off to school.

We are also in the process of designing a super fun challenge for our readers (and ourselves!)  More information to come later this week.

This afternoon, while browsing through the many blogs that I follow, I came across Ucreate Crafts' September "Create With Me" Project. The Tohoku Tote was originally featured on I Am Momma Hear Me Roar and sold for charity.  Now it is available for all of us to create and share.

After perusing the pattern I decided to give it a shot.  Best case scenario, I'd have something to blog about today.  Worst case, my daughter would have yet another piece for her "land of misfit purses" collection.  I am glad to say that it came out pretty great!
 The main fabric is a remnant piece of home decor fabric I found at Joanns many months ago.  The lining is a lined curtain panel I bought at Goodwill last year for $2
I have to admit, I will probably remove the bow.  I don't really think I made it the right way and I can see the hand stitching which really bugs me.

 I love the pockets.  I made a bigger one for my keys and a divided one for my cell phone and lip gloss.  I put the clasp on a little too high, and so it was a little hard to stitch around it.  You can see that my top stitching around the opening isn't as professional as I would like.

All in all, this bag came out pretty darn cute and is a great size!  Thanks to Ucreate for this fun group project!



  1. This is ADORABLE! Love the colors! Make sure you link it up on my Wednesday party... I see a STICKER in the horizon!

  2. I love pretty handbags and the fabric makes yours perfect for Fall! How pretty! Love the pockets, too! Thanks for the links! ♥

  3. This is simply adorable.. Loved it. :-)

  4. Definitely no need to give this one to you daughter! I love the bright, bold colours against the white lining.