Friday, July 13, 2012

Messenger Bag for Collecting

We have been killing Summer this year. Seriously. And soon it will get even better because we're going on vacation. The beaches there are loaded with coral and a few have lots of sea glass. As we're big collectors in this family, I searched for a cool mesh bag for our loot.

As a class A cheapskate, I refused to spend a ton of money on any of the ones I had seen online so I scoured the Dollar Store for inspiration. I spotted a lingerie bag in the washing aisle and knew I had found "the one." And then I bought two.

Z wanted a messenger style and I made myself one with a wrist strap to match. Look for us on "The Island." (We're pretending the whole place belongs to us).

It took about 15 minutes. I just stitched over the two edges 4 or 5 times to make sure the seam would be secure. Less than $2.

More posts to come. You know you've been busy when the photos from your brother's Easter Egg Hunt are still on the camera...

9 comments:

Stephanie Carlson said...

What a great idea! So functional and cute too!

Mini Dork said...

Such a great idea and SO CUTE!

I saw your post on my blog saying you bought the minimodernistas mustard frame sofa. The color is "chartreuse" and the photo does look more yellow than green. But I think in real life it is more green than yellow. I built Doris' website and that one fabric is so hard to photograph. (She sends the photos and I put them up on the site). I have a sectional in the same fabric, and here are some of my photos if you want to see more pics. I absolutely adore this color and I think you're going to love it, but I think its more green than yellow.

http://modernminihouses.blogspot.com/2012/06/i-am-loving-my-new-long-sectional-from.html

Mike said...

I love the rainbow pattern for the bag holders.

Alex said...

I was wondering if you ever put the Arrow vintage dollhouse furniture together. I have an Arrow dollhouse kit with similar furniture in it. I haven't put any of it together and I'm wondering how challenging it's going to be. Please let me know how it went with your kit if you tried it. Thanks!

Alex said...

I was wondering if you ever put the Arrow vintage dollhouse furniture together. I have an Arrow dollhouse kit with similar furniture in it. I haven't put any of it together and I'm wondering how challenging it's going to be. Please let me know how it went with your kit if you tried it. Thanks!

Beth Lemon said...

@Alex -- Ha ha no. I haven't done more than snoop through it and take some photos of the cool stuff. Maybe I'll try something this weekend. If you do, let me know! They show kids making the pieces in the picture so it can't be that hard, right? ha ha.
lemoncadet @ gmail dot com

Alex said...

Famous last words! One of my daughter's friends decided she was going to build the entire dollhouse in one night. She removed all of the pieces at once. The numbers were printed next to the pieces, not on them. I now have instructions, and a pile of hundreds of wood pieces. I've never built a dollhouse before, either. The first thing the directions say is "Read entire instructions before removing any pieces." Arghhh! She didn't get to the furniture--it's all intact, so I thought I'd start with that. I'll let you know how it goes if I ever get finished with custom orders long enough to make something for my own collection!

Beth Lemon said...

Oh no! That is awful. I do know there a few sites out there that might help. One blog:
http://moreminis.blogspot.com/
Might be able to help you. If she hasn't built it herself, she might be able to point you in the right direction. Good luck with the puzzle!

Alex said...

Thanks! It was disappointing. It's vintage, so I can't call the company and get information. I'm just on my own with the mess! I almost had a heart attack when I saw it--an entire area rug covered with what looked like miniature tornado debris. I didn't want to hurt her feelings, but inside I was apoplectic. The kit was a gift from a family friend when I was around 11. I couldn't ever get anyone to help me put it together. I'm recruiting my husband to help, though, and I'll definitely use the link! Thanks Wish me luck. :)