Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Wonderful Craigslist find & other endevours

About a week ago I was browsing through Craigslist and found an ad for this tote for just $20. I called the lady and asked if it was still available and asked if she would be willing to hold it for me until payday. I went and picked it up yesterday evening. I've priced these in the past and they are always waayyy more than I can afford, I just couldn't pass this one up. Here's the front:

Here's the front opened up. You can't see it in the pic, but there are places for pens and zippered areas for stickers & dye cuts, ect.
This is the left side. There are more pockets behind this area, but I've lifted the flap so you can see under them.

Here's the other side. Even more storage pockets and places for scissors.

Here's the inside. There is an accordian style pocket for 12x12" papers and lots of room for photo albums and other goodies. I will be so glad to have an actual place for all my scrapbooking things. Everything has been in rubbermaid totes for years and now I'll have a place for it all! And it will even fit right into my closet without taking up massive amounts of space!

Since I am more than just a cross stitcher I've decided to start showing a bit of my other hobbies too. This is a small quilt I made a few years ago. You can't tell by the pic, but when I did this one I had no clue how to do the binding so I zigzag stitched all around the edges. It's a bit shabby but that's the look I was going for.

This next one I also did a few years ago. It was originally intended to go on my bed but I didn't buy enough fabric at the time and it ended up shorter than I wanted and became a lap quilt. This was my very first try from start to finish and I love the way it turned out!

Next is my current cross stitch piece. This is a RR for a friend. I don't have too much progress on my part of it yet but I love the saying. I have a few other stitchy things on the list so hopefully my next update will have more progress.

If anyone is interested in a variety of crafty things please join us here:
This is for crafters of any type from sewing to stitching to beading to knitting to whatever your craft of the moment is. All are welcome!
Until next time.....Happy Crafting!


  1. Wow, what a fantastic tote, could do with something like that myself. So nice to be so organised

  2. What a deal!!! Your quilts are beautiful! Nice progress on your stitching.

  3. Love the quilts - nice stitching on your RR, too. :)

  4. You got a great deal! I got a tote very similar to that in Feb. at Michael's. Even with my 40% coupon it was still $60.
    Love the stitching!

  5. Mary, what a wonderul tote!! and such a great deal:) I love it when I get a good bargain, and you really got one!! Congrats!!!

    Both of your quilts are so beautiful. I've only made one, a lap quilt, but I paid someone to finish the quilting part. I'd love to make a queen size one and learn to finish myself.

    I love so many crafts too and I think you're crafting blog is a great idea!