A bunch of random

First, how freakin adorable is this purse I made??


ok more on that in a minute.... I'll get to the important stuff first... since I know you all want to know who won the saucy mama giveaway...

And the winners are!


Congrats!!! Send me an email at stephchows at gmail.com with your address so I can pack up your bottles and mail them out! mmmm ciabatta sandwich... mmmmm and fajitas... YUM!!

I hope you cook up what you said and enjoy it! I know I've been enjoying experimenting with my sauces :)

And thanks everyone else for all your tasty good ideas! I love getting new ideas from you all!

Now onto other fun things... like this adorable purse I made!


It was super simple and came together in two hours or less (I can't remember exactly when I started/finished) The pattern is free to download, you just have to sign up for a free account with the site. I changed the pattern slightly (made my top a little different). I LOVE this bag!!!

How do you like the inside contrasting pattern? I think it's wicked fun. There are two handy pockets in there as well, perfect so I can actually find my cell phone when it rings!

Get the pattern and a ton more awesome patterns here.

27 chews:

Mags said...

I won, I won, I won!! (Can you tell that I'm excited?)

Seriously girl, is there no end to your talent? That purse is adorable.

Stephanie said...

Wow, Steph...that's great. I never have been able to learn to sew. It's a bit of a problem now because my daughter wants to learn and I can't teach her :-( at least I could teach her to crochet...she has been crocheting up a storm all summer!! Enjoy your adorable purse!!
Peace, Stephanie

Sunshinemeg said...

That is so awesome you made that! love the material. Have a good day!

Sunshine said...

Woohoo! Congrats to the winners. That purse came out so cute!

love the bag you are so talented girlie

m.e (Cathie) said...

gee...and you can sew tooo!!! amazing, love it & I so wish I could sew.

Anne said...

Wow, you MADE that purse? It's so cute! Congrats to the winners :)

Pam said...

What an adorable purse!

Jeanne said...

Love the purse! The material is so cute. Good choice!

wow you are VERY talented!! Looks like something I could buy in a store :) love it.

We won something! This has been a fabulous week! Totally will email you. Ummm, are you going to start selling bags? The female half of this Duo may need something new. :)

stephchows said...

Congrats Mags! And thanks so much!

Stephanie- I bet you could teach yourself and your daughter! It really isn't hard to learn :)

Sunshine meg- I found it in the remnants pile at joannes... good find and just the right amount for this!

Sunshine and chow and chatter- thanks!

Cathie- I bet you could learn :)

Anne and Pam- thanks guys!

Jeanne- do you sew at all? seems like you do all kinds of crafts!

PB Swirl- awesome compliment! thanks!!

Duo Dishes- congrats! And I'm thinking about it... maybe I'll start a little side job on this site... if there would be people interested that is!

Cucinista said...

Yes, love the bag! Great fabric and detailing.

Erica said...

That bag is so freaking cute. I'm seriously art project "special"- I could never make something like this!!

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I got my first dress at a random discount dress store in Alexandria, VA and the second dress was on sale at Bloomingdales!

Special K said...

Make me a purse! Next week I am thinking about doing a Share it Challenge where she send something we love to a random person and receive something in return! This would rock...did you email me a recipe and photo of a meal you love to savour solo for the giveaway (I have THREE right now!)

Reeni♥ said...

The purse is so cute! Your so talented!! Congrats to the winners!

CB said...

You are so talented! I wish I had your sewing skills. Love the purse! Why are you not selling on etsy by now? Seriously! btw loving the new blog layout. Is that old news and I've just been away from your blog for too long? Bad Clara bad! I'll try to be better. *pinky swear* PS. I'm gonna take you up on the tshirt-pillow case offer if it's still available. Gonna go buy the tshirt... now. ;)
/Clara

Steph said...

That looks really good! I wish I could sew. After my cousin and I had fun cutting up our grandmother's clothes when we were really young and then trying to sew up the scraps together with our toy sewing machine, I haven't even thought about learning for real.

CB said...

Too little too late. Just checked threadless to buy the Guy small but all sold out :( Thanks for the "pillowcase" offer. You're such a sweetie!
/Clara

stephchows said...

Cucinista- thank you so much!

Erica- thanks for the info! beautiful pics :)

Special K- that sounds like so much fun!! Hmmm and let me find a pic I can send you so you have more...

Reeni- thanks girl!

CB- If I could quit my real job I'd totally sell on etsy... but for now not enough time! I may try to make some more and sell them on here LOL so keep your eyes peeled! And I'm glad you like the new look (yeah it was awhile ago) *cough* *cough* LOL bring on the tshirt pillow!

Steph- I wish I learned more sewing from my Nana, she used to make all of her own clothing! I actually wear some of the stuff she made back in the 50-60's now. LOVE IT!

CB- OH NO!!! thank sucks :( well keep an eye out and if you see one on ebay or if they bring them back buy it up and I'll still make it for ya!

Vanessa said...

Wooo, your purse is great! I haven't gotten around to making anything from Burda, but I've got a list of favorites to try. :)

Mrs. C said...

L-O-V-E that purse!!

CB said...

Too little too late. Just checked threadless to buy the Guy small but all sold out :( Thanks for the "pillowcase" offer. You're such a sweetie!
/Clara

Vanessa said...

Wooo, your purse is great! I haven't gotten around to making anything from Burda, but I've got a list of favorites to try. :)

stephchows said...

Congrats Mags! And thanks so much!

Stephanie- I bet you could teach yourself and your daughter! It really isn't hard to learn :)

Sunshine meg- I found it in the remnants pile at joannes... good find and just the right amount for this!

Sunshine and chow and chatter- thanks!

Cathie- I bet you could learn :)

Anne and Pam- thanks guys!

Jeanne- do you sew at all? seems like you do all kinds of crafts!

PB Swirl- awesome compliment! thanks!!

Duo Dishes- congrats! And I'm thinking about it... maybe I'll start a little side job on this site... if there would be people interested that is!

m.e (Cathie) said...

gee...and you can sew tooo!!! amazing, love it & I so wish I could sew.

Anne said...

Wow, you MADE that purse? It's so cute! Congrats to the winners :)

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