Sunday, July 6, 2008

I'm brilliant. Really, I am.

I'm pretty sure I'm the first person ever to figure out zippers all on her own. This is a very complicated (not really) art (not really) and I deserve some kind of award for attempting to master it without any coaching (really, an award). I set out to make a zippered pouch this afternoon and in 15 minutes, I was finished! And, totally unusual for me, my first stab is actually cute and functioning!
















It measures about 7" wide by 6" tall. I think the perfect size for a few pieces of makeup, fem hygiene products, money, business cards, candy, small bottles of liquor...whatever you want to keep contained and protected in your unorganized and crumb filled purse.


















Also made these two fabulous items that I'll list in the shop tomorrow morning. We're heading out to the drive in right now to see "Wall-E" and eat homemade kettle corn. Oh yeah, I made my own kettle corn. Wish I wouldn't have discovered how easy it for two reasons. 1) I'm confident I will make it every day now and will weigh 400 pounds by Christmas (Wait! I just had a thought! I'm going to add homemade kettle corn to my list of Christmas goodies for our neighbors and friends). And 2) Now I've decided I want to have my own gourmet kettle corn cafe. Last week I was planning to open a paint your own pottery shop. The week before that it was a gourmet doughnut and coffee shop with a child friendly atmosphere. But back to the kettle corn cafe...I would have all different flavors like maple syrup, cinnamon sugar, margaritas, vanilla bean, chocolate covered. Ok, off to eat some now.

10 comments:

Terri said...

Your bags are absolutly beautiful.

JMBMOMMY said...

Checked out your store--love your work. I created an account and added you as a fav. Maybe after vacation I can get a new bag!

Marie said...

That zippered pouch is pretty cute! Good Job Kelci! That bag is fabulous-I'm loving the zippers on your bags now. Everything always falls out of my bag every time I bend over to pick up a sippy cup, blankie, baby, etc...and homemade kettle corn? I'll have to find the recipe for that one-sounds yummy, that's our favorite thing to munch on.

jona said...

I remember the day (ten pounds ago) when I first made kettle corn. Sigh.

A huge (but gentle) pat on the back on that darling zippered pouch. When I made mine it took me two tries to get it right and I was so proud (and my daughter was happy to get the cast-off first try). Zippers aren't evil but they seem that way.

keels&peanut said...

Great Job Kelci on the success of your zippered pouch!! Very Cute. Ok going to your store to check out that dress if it hasn't sold yet...love it!!

keels&peanut said...

WOOHOO...that cute little peasant top now belongs to Sweet Pea!! She's due the end of August...just gotta wait another year to see her in it, but I couldn't resist...hehehe.

roxybonds said...

cute stuff!!!!
make sure you bring some of that kettle corn with you to the retreat ;) yummmm

Shana said...

Damn I was just going to buy that cute girly top for my neice...well you saved me some moola I guess...lol

Beautiful work kelci!!!

L7 Designs said...

I love that bottom bag Kelci! If you made smaller ones I would absolutely invest in your purses! Sadly, I'm a minimalist and large areas/rooms/bags tend to intimidate me.
I am Connie's daughter-in-law and have been scrappin' and card making for a long while and was inspired by you and your purses to try selling my projects on etsy! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5998787
Great work Kelci - your things are so cute and creative!

Carrie Lascano
www.L7-Designs.com

Velma's said...

Can I work at your kettle corn gourmet cafe? I already make the stuff! (It is good, isn't it?) :-)

Velma's "Wicked Delicious" Kettle Corn popcorn