Saturday, February 14, 2009

Booty Bag - Done in time for V-Day

My polka-dot booty bag is done!

Not perfect, but hey - it doesn't have to be.

I adore the faux pearl handles but purchasing them was a trial. I frequent a JoAnn Fabric store just over the border in NH - because it is the closest type of store like that to my home. Every time I go to that store and buy something there is an 'issue'. Not with me - with the store.

All I have to start a conversation with is "Honey, I went to JoAnn's today..." and my husband knows I'm going to tell him about customers that insist items are on sale - "It must not be an advertised sale." or that they used to be able to use their sewing club guild discount AND a coupon. Well, this time was a doozey. The district manager was there so everyone was nervous. Then, the credit card system went down. I was third in line when this happened. Finally, when the cashier got to me I asked her only to ring up to - but not over $30 worth of merchandise since there was no way I was leaving my credit card info with her. She assured me the system was now working because of an icon that appeared on her screen. She was wrong. She then proceeded to subtract my 'non-essential' items off to get my total to under $30. Once at the car I checked my receipt and one of the items that should have been removed wasn't. I had to go back in and ask for the item back. A good 45 minutes of my life wasted yet once again in this particular store. So annoying!

But, now that my rant is over, I must say - I like the purse. I wish I hadn't put blue fabric as the loops for the handles but I'm not going to go back and change it now.

I'm looking forward to taking my pretty red bag out for Valentine's Day and not finding a unicorn in it. Enjoy! Beth


mysteryhistorymom said...

LOVE IT, Beth! You did an amazing job, Sweetie!

Happy Valentine's Day... Lori

SuperMomdel said...

I love it, too! You are such a star. I always have issues at JoAnne's as well. Is "idiot" or "moron" part of the job requirement? And what is with the customers! Have fun tonight. Wish someone loved me....LOL

Sherry said...

Great job!! I rarely go to JoAnne's. There isn't one close enough. I have the same type of issues with A.C. Moore though. Every single time I go there.....yet, I keep going back.

Have a great VD evening!

carrie said...

Very cute! Love the fabrics.

Anonymous said...

What a perfect skirt for a purse! I love the white piping--I assume it's attached to functional pockets as well?
I tend to go to JoAnn first thing in the morning before all the cranky coupon people show up.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Great work - it turned out lovely!

YayaOrchid said...

Beth, it's beautiful! I love the color combinations of the red and blue. Now you have a very dressy purse for special occasions.

Anonymous said...

That turned out so cute! The employees at my Joanns must work at yours too. ;)

sandyandcosmo said...

I can never get out of JoAnne's without some kind of issue. Last time I tried to use my coupon on a magazine and was told I couldn't because they were already on sale. Actually the sale was over and there was a sign at the magazine display "Use your 50% off coupon on magazines"!


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