It's Lovely Being Hand-y


SDC11034
striped jumper: Old Navy:: pink denim: thrifted and altered :: quilted flats: Target::
Hello Kitty panda purse: Hot Topic
SDC11044



SDC11042


The past couple weeks have been really busy in le ch√Ęteau of worldly delights, which means I haven't been able to craft as much as I would like. I really don't care how dorky or dowdy that makes me sound; I love crafting. It feels good to make something with your hands


I wore this a couple days ago when I had a little bit of free time to go peruse craft and fabric stores around town. My panda Hello Kitty purse got loads of compliments, which led to me investigating how the purse was actually made. It looks like it's just faux leather sewn on top of each other! So now, I totally want to delve into leather/faux leather crafting. It can't be that hard, right? 


Do you craft? What kinds of crafts do you make? 

While we're on the topic of crafting, check out the new items in my shop!

37 comments:

  1. Love that color combination! I would never have thought to put them together, but it looks amazing! And you can never go wrong with Hello Kitty :)

    http://confessionsofabeauty-holic.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  2. I want that bag. Now. And I'll also take your pink jeans. I used to do a lot of crafting (I knit (poorly), I painted with acrylics, and I stamped/made my own cards) but then I just got crazy busy with grad school and all that stopped. It's sad really.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that bag so cute. I mainly crochet or do cross stitch and blackwork. I am venturing into embroidery next which might be interesting and not work at all!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Cute color combo in your outfit! Love the pants.

    I love crafting, my friend and I actually do a weekly craft night filled with wine and candy. It's such a blast!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends and I will be happy to follow you back <3
    Xoxo
    LA MODE OUI C'EST MOI
    FACEBOOK

    ReplyDelete
  6. amazing, love this cheery practical outfit. and the bag is sooo cute.. i say give it ago. i've just started knitting and i am loving it, its made me wanna try anything!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So that outfit is taken from cute to FABULOUS with that bag. You're such a clever girl. You really know how to tweak things.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love the pink pants. I love crafting/making stuff too. It's relaxing sometimes to have something to do with your hands. I mostly do alterations & little projects.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Green and pink is one of my favorite colour combinations! Very fun pink pants!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Pink, green and Hello Kitty- now that's an adorable combination! I received my etsy shop goodies last night- can't wait to post them! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I loved the striped jumper with the pink pants! :) Ooh yes I bet you'd be great at making that style of bag!

    Caroline x
    carolinescatwalk.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the colour play here. And the black and white bag makes it! :3

    ReplyDelete
  13. That purse is so freakin' cute! Love the pink jeans too!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Nice brights mixing...and that purse is adorable!!! You should take up leather crafting, I'm sure you'd be awesome you've got a knack for this stuff :)

    <3 cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. That would be pretty awesome it you learned how to make purses and such with the faux leather exteriors. I'm not a crafty person but I try to be but they usually end up in disaster. I found these macaroon coin purse things that reminded me of the stuff you make
    Craft Passion Macaroon Coin Purse
    I tried and failed miserably zippers are not my friends! ;)
    -Ash

    ReplyDelete
  16. I am simply terrible crafting. I've made my Little Miss two tutus and that's the extent of my crafting experience. =) NOt only do I not have the time, I'm just not creative enough! lol I'll leave it to brilliant minds like yours. =)

    I love your pink denim!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. OMG! Your purse is adooooorable!!! OH I want one!!!! So cute! I love crafting too, so if that makes us a dork so be it right?! Hope you are doing well :)

    www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. On a scale of 1-10 my talent is 0, so there goes that. During our tea ceremony my mom had to apologize to my in-laws because I can't cook or sew. I am only good in academic hence law school. The plan is that I can at least bring home some dough =)

    I love your bag so much, it is uber cute. My husband would laugh at me if I bought it though, he'll tell me that I am stealing Charlotte's thunder!

    ReplyDelete
  19. wow, that bag is big! love it! it looked like a small purse in the twitter photo!

    i've been wanting to make those simple leather clutches, but the zippers scare me! i have tons of craft supplies that i stocked up on in the past...beads and stuff for jewelry, tons of felt, wood crafts/paints/picture frames. i have mini-she working on some felt ornaments for christmas.

    [oomph.]
    Share the Love - Giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  20. I LOVE this color combination. And this outfit is great - so chic but comfy looking too. Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  21. 1. PINK AND GREEN. My favorite color combination ever. You rock it.

    2. Crafting makes me sweaty. I'm so bad at it. So I think I'll just go admire the new items in your shop...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Pin and green is one of my absolutely favorite color combinations. You look absolutely darling.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Striped Jumper? Fancy Laura...now dahling...shall we have tea next Thursday? HEHE! Ok I love that sweater...is it ok if I speak american and that hot pink jeans look awesome. As for the hello kitty panda...I had to look twice, I thought it was my melody. haha...

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh, love the pink and green mix!!

    I used to be a lot craftier, I would sew and make jewelry and such, but lately I haven't been.

    Chic on the Cheap

    ReplyDelete
  25. the bag is so adorable! I'm excited to see the magic you put into your own handcrafted bag!! Fuchsia pink and green go so well there!

    ReplyDelete
  26. hehe cute bag ! thanks for sharing xoxo ^^

    ReplyDelete
  27. Beautiful! :)
    http://liberty-walk-sara.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  28. you look so beautiful!
    gorgeous pants

    ReplyDelete
  29. laura, i love love love this outfit! pink and green are always beautiful together.

    i've never crafted anything with leather before, but i saw a segment on one of the nationally syndicated saturday morning news shows (within the past year or so) about DIYing a leather clutch. if my memory serves me right, i think it was even glued together!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Love your pink pants girl!!! You will ace leather crafting. I know it!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

    ReplyDelete
  31. That bag is so cute. I'm also a huge fan of this green and pink combination... ahhh if only I could find pink pants!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I craft anything and everything, when I just have the time :) This look is so cute, and the bag is a total must-have! :) xoxo ♥

    ReplyDelete

your comments make my day. thanks! ♥