Wednesday, March 25, 2009

You say cheapskate like it's a bad thing.

I got a Williams and Sonoma catalog the other day. I love their stuff, but it's so friggen expensive! I spotted these CUTE cute cute carrot bags! Yeah, cute until I looked at the price tag. $24.50 for that! I said to myself, "Self, you can totally make those." So on my lunch break yesterday I hopped pun intended on over to Wally-World to check out their felt selection. Eh, not too great, but they did have orange and green. So last night I whipped up a little prototype. I say prototype cuz I hope-to-Bob that I can do better than this.
The top edges of the carrot are kind of a scalloped stitch. Not really happy with how that turned out, so I'll try another.
Notice I didn't even bother to trim the excess thread? Yeah, I was tired, lol.

For the name, I used fabric marker (the kind that you can wash off) to mark it, then took some embroidery floss and stitched over it real quick like.
I'm not completely satisfied, but plan to get this little project looking perfecto! I'll post the how to's once I've got it just how I want it.
I figured that I could make one of these for each of the girl's classmates for less than $4.00. Yeah, totally beats $24.50!


Sassypants Wifey said...

Ding dang first finally? I am a bad bestie... I love it! What if you tried rounding the yop a little? Sweet either and totally cost effective!

Sassypants Wifey said...

by yop I mean top, I am spazariffic!

Penz said...

wow, that is so cool. I will have to try something like that...mmm, don't have time now, maybe by next easter. :) good job though. :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I think those bags are even cuter!

The Rambler said...


Where do I place my order. And how much do you charge for shipping?


I wish I were you.

noble pig said...

I can't even sew a button.

Godiva said...

I'm stopping by from SITS to say Hello!

Great Post!

Daisigirl said...

You are right above me on SITS today so I thought I would say hello! That carrot is super cute! :0)