Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Duct Tape bag

Tonight on Pinterest I was scrolling through my crafting idea board and I found a pin that I posted a few months ago for crafts to make out of duct tape....yeah I tend to just pin things and look at them later (a lot of times it takes me a few weeks-months to go back and look at pins I previously posted).

The pin led me to babble. There were a few different crafts that were here but I finally decided to make the duct tape no-sew tote. I didn't take any pictures while I was doing this craft because I didn't realize that I was going to blog until the mood struck!

The instructions were fairly simple to follow, but I had to click on them one at a time, until I found that there was a see all tab on the top (duh!). I pretty much followed the instructions completely, however I did not have a thick canvas type of fabric, I just had regular fabric. My tote came out similar to the one posted by soochmaroo. I found that since my fabric wasn't actually cut straight on the sides it lead to more cutting and trying to figure out the seams a little trickier than it should have been. I plan on doing another bag, maybe to give away...not sure yet! But my final product is below I think it came out nicely! I have plans to re-finish the bag as far as the top seam and the handles go, and I forgot to put my magnet 'till it was too late, but I think I'll be using this bag more for my exam kits than for anything else. It came out a little flimsy, but again this is probably due to my lack of using the proper fabric. I really enjoyed doing this craft while my son watched Thomas the tank engine (not my favorite show especially the 5th time in a row!) it kept me from having to watch and it was a good escape from studying! Thanks again for stopping by!

I'll try to post pictures of the next craft I do as I do it, as well as modifications I made to the instructions. However, the instructions for this craft was very well laid out!

My first Blog

Thank you for stopping by and reading my first blog. I've decided to start blogging hoping it will be better than facebook. I have grown very tired of a lot of the drama, preaching, and complaining.  I also dislike the people who post things just because others make a decent argument but they never do the research to see that the argument is irrational and idiotic. But most of all I've grown extra tired of those "like if you... if you don't have a heart keep scrolling" pictures and posts. UGH...they tend to annoy me the most!

Anywho...I've decided to start a blog to see if I can keep up with it. It's my late New Years resolution. A little bit more about me...I live on the beautiful island of Kaua`i, I was born and raised here. I'm a mother of a soon to be three year old boy. He brings the sun into my day, but too much sun can be bad and you get a yeah I get tired of him a lot too. I'm a registered nurse, I really enjoy my job but working with women all the time isn't healthy for you either...I think there's this thing about too much estrogen at a gets tiring. And I'm a full time student, I'm going back to school for my master's degree in nursing, I am projected to graduate the summer of 2014.

I'm still trying to figure out why I suddenly have the urge to write a blog but oh has begun! I am by no means a great writer and definitely an amateur photographer...I enjoy doing crafts which is what I think I will be dedicating this blog to doing.

I have done a lot of crafts over the past few months. They're like a sort of stress relief for me. I also really enjoy I have a board dedicated to things that I've done but this doesn't do justice to the amount of crafts and pins I tried last year. I have seen others blogs regarding pins that sucked or ones that didn't work. So I decided I'd try a few and see if they work for me. I am by no means dedicating myself to doing a blog a day, but I think I will definitely try to do at least one blog a week. My next post will be regarding a craft I did from pinterest, it came out pretty good, it wasn't an epic fail but I would definitely re-do some things.

Thanks again for stopping by! I will try to keep all of the pictures on this blog original, the vast majority will be pictures that I have taken myself. If they are pictures that I did not take I will have a disclaimer at the end of all of my blogs in regards to pictures that weren't my own, otherwise they're all me :)