Thursday, July 1, 2010
W.I.P Wednesday and Gilmore Girls Geekery! (Luke's Diner Shopping Tote)
W.I.P Wednesday on a Thursday? I was supposed to publish this last night, but the Sleepy Time Fairies sprinkled some sleepy dust on me and I had to surrender to their magic powers and go to bed. Blame the Fairies! Let's make up for the lost time and jump right into the craftiness!
Let's start with this Wabbit Coin Purse that I made for my buddy Becks... a wabbit for the Wabbit! :)
What a slowpoke blogger I am, I made this little coin purse over two months ago! Anyway, the little wabbit is my own design and I am extra proud of myself for pulling it off. The purse is lined with beige felt, and it has dark brown blanket stitching all around it. Yes, I am 31 years old. Why do you ask? :)
The next project is even older! I made this for Mr. Wing-It's birthday back in February, but I never blogged about it because I am frustrated with myself about the lack of swirly swirls in the sky. It's Starry Night! It's supposed to have swirly skies!! Duh!
Remember the Seagull Wallet I was working on a while ago? It's all done! In spite of its wonkiness, it has earned me a couple of compliments from two complete strangers! Score!
And here is my latest finished project and the first of many Gilmore Girls inspired blog posts - a reusable (and reversible) shopping bag!
It's a Luke's bag! For those of you who are not familiar with the TV show "Gilmore Girls", let me tell you that it is only one of the best shows ever created! I am quite picky about my TV shows, and this one is my favorite - along with another little show called "FRIENDS".
What's with Luke's, you ask? Luke's Diner is a fictional diner in the fictional town of Stars Hollow, Connecticut, where Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory live. Stars Hollow is a lovely little place full of cute little shops and wonderfully quirky residents. Quirky and nosey! The writing is brilliant. You can't just sit there and zone out through an episode because you will miss dozens of fun pop culture and historical references. Oh, and there's food! Lots and lots of food! So, if you're a foodie, if you like quirkiness, if you enjoy obscure (and not so obscure) references, and if you love to laugh, then you have to give this show a chance! You will be hooked and you will find yourself making your own Luke's reusable shopping bag in no time! :D
My bag is made of four cotton bandanas from Hobby Lobby: two brown bandanas and two pink and white polka dot ones. This is the tutorial that I followed to make the bag. It was fairly easy to make and I will probably use the same tutorial again in the future. I printed out this picture of the Luke's sign to outline and cut out the letters and mug, which are made of felt. It's not quite finished yet because at some point the lining/reversible side will have a "Doose's Market" logo.
The bag will be even more awesome if you make it while you watch your favorite episodes of Gilmore Girls! I smell snow! :)
This is my first official contribution to my very unofficial "Gilmore Girls Geekery" blog series. You can expect to see Gilmore Girls inspired craftiness, food, and general geekery in the near or not so near future. We're still traveling, so blog posts are still sporadic. Feel free to join in and start your own Gilmore Girls Geekery series! I'm off to do some shopping now. I need some cornstarch from Doose's Market, purple hair dye from Stars Hollow Beauty Supply, and a meowing pot holder from Le Chat Club. Bye! :)