Monday, February 18, 2013

My Version of the Fold N Go Organizer W/Notepad

You know how I love to recreate things I've seen online, well I've done it again!!  I was doing a training the other day and one of the ladies had the 31 Fold N Go Organizer and I liked most of how it looked but decided to improve on it my way.  My dimensions are pretty close to theirs 9" X 18", I have 1 pocket with clear vinyl, 1 pocket that you can put a calculator or pens in, and 2 pockets you can slide papers in.  Well here's the pictures, please remember I'm not a photographer, here's the outside
Here's the inside

I like the way it turned out but I can't put a larger notepad in it so if I make another one I'm going to make the tablet area bigger, which will probably make it longer to keep the pockets close to the same size.  I put an elastic band on to help keep it closed and also be able to hold extra items.  I used Timtex to give it shape and I love how that turned out!!  My only gripe is that the Timtex I purchased had been folded and my organizer has an extra fold in it.  I'm planning to order more Timtex to get a whole bolt so it isn't folded.
Well until next time,

Monday, February 11, 2013

Another New Purse

I decided it was time for a new purse again, I know so quickly after the last one! But I couldn't help myself, I came across this purse
on Connecting Threads website and really liked the looks of it and since I've made so many purses, I decided to give it a try without the pattern.  Since I didn't have exact directions to follow I missed a few things, like fusible fleece on the bottom, now I have a saggy bottom, no problem I fixed it with cardboard, and I also forgot to make the loop to put over the botton, will probably add that later, but here is my finished product along with the wallet I made to go with it
I'm very pleased with how it turned out and since we are so close to Valentine's Day the red is great.  My colors don't show up the greatest but then again I'm definitely not the photographer in the family and I don't always remember (almost never) to ask for his help in this area.  Normally I'm lucky if I remember to take the picture before I give something away.  Maybe tonight I'll ask him to take a better picture of the purse and wallet and I'll upload them, if I remember!!
Well hopefully everyone else had a productive weekend!
Until next time,