Saturday, February 5, 2011

Things acquired and planned for

I went to scope out the gorgeous bag situation [see yesterday's post] at Target. The striped and the equestrian totes were not there. The dreamy cognac bag...was a heartbreaking, utter disappointment. It is ugly and fake. I spotted it from the door and it was dreamy from there, but from a few feet away, it's obviously crap. Le sigh.

But onward! In the beauty clearance section I spied the Sonia Kashuk duffel bag I'd been wanting for 30% off. Yes, thanks! It is huge for a cosmetic travel bag, but small for a regular duffel bag (perfect for a carry-on flight bag). Super lightweight, and it comes with two small bags for little liquid toiletries (the bags are velcro'ed to the inside--genius). Sadly, it's no longer available online.

I also scored two bulletin boards for $2.50 each. I've been wanting to do a big, fabric-covered board many adorable ones in the blogosphere. But these two smaller ones together should work out fine. Tomorrow I'll head to JoAnne's...I was doubtful of the selection, but I just saw this swatch:

...over at Framing Spaces, and that has given me hope. I might just go with that fabric unless I find a royal blue geometric pattern that wins me over. Then I'll need some ribbon to trim it out and a little craft paint for the frame.

P.S. If I don't post the results soon, it's a safe bet that I have had a fatal crafting accident. I am not like the rest of you, who can whip up a houseful of drapes in a morning or upholster a chair in ten minutes. It is much more likely that I will end up glued to the cork and the floor and the table, with ribbon tangled in my hair and limbs and a wild look in my eyes.


  1. Good luck with your project. I can't wait to see it.

  2. Thank you! It's going to be fun, anyway. If only I can get enough caffeine to prop my eyelids up.

  3. I can't wait to see it too. I'm glad you like it!

  4. hah! hilarious. you will be fine. i love the pink fabric!