Monday, September 26, 2011

Guest Blogger...... Crafty, Scrappy, Happy!!

I am so excited to have Jamie from Crafty, Scrappy, Happy here today! If you haven't been by to visit her yet, you really should. Not only is she sooo talented and creative, she is one of the most encouraging people I have ever met. I am so blessed to have "met" her through the blogging world and I just know you are going to love her too!


Hi Creative Carmella friends and fans it is an honor to be here!  I am so excited and yess it is impart because I love blogging and meeting new blog friends, but it is also exciting because if I am here then it means that Carmella's newest little baby boy is here too--I am SO darn excited for her and her family!!

Soo, my name is Jaime and I am the "person" behind the blog Crafty Scrappy Happy.
I love doing everything I can to get a decor look that I love for a LOW cost!
I would be thrilled if you would come over and visit!!!

But for now I want to do a craft that is completely and totally inspired by Carmella.
I thought it would be a nice gift for her and her new little one!

Here is the final product!

and here is how I made it!

I started out with a canvas tote that I had picked up from a scrapbook convention for $1.00 each.
I have done a few projects with them but this might just be my favorite because it is a gift for Carmella!
for the L had fun doing a kind of messy type quilting together of old scraps of fabric that I had laying around from other projects....

I tried to keep the color palate a bit more baby boy-ish....buttt I think it may have ended up a little girly still---sorry little baby L and Carmella!

after I stitched everything together I trimmed up the excess fabric and then cut the L freehanded.

Then I ironed the L and the bag and just attached the L with my sewing machine.

I just outlined the letter---it gave the L an embroidered look.

I used my scraps from the L to make a little bow to add to the tote handles.

I added the words using a citra solv technique I use all of the time over at my blog----here are a few links you can check out if you are interested in doing something like that wording.

Bicycle canvas tote

I used the quote that Carmella used awhile back when she showed us--her blog friends a sonogram picture of little L

Again, it was a wonderful treat to be here to day!

Stop by anytime!!

(I host a linky party on Thursdays also---I would LOVE to see you there)

Jamie, you are soooo good to me! We do love our bag! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us and for the amazing amount of encouragement you have given me since I started this blog! I'm so happy I get to count you as one of my friends!

PS: Liam LOVES his bag :)


  1. How sweet you are, Jaime! What a cute craft and sweet gift.

  2. This is such a great tutorial! I love this! And Jaime is so awesome, I adore her blog!

  3. Jaime is the absolute best...LOVE this little bag...and Liam is simply gorgeous...

  4. awhhhhhhh I LOVE the picture with Little baby Liam and the bag :o) (he is so so little!!) It made me so so happy! Thank you SO much for adding that to the post, you truly made my day! You and your family are just wonderful!

  5. Awww! This is so sweet! I love the bag, and Liam looks so darn cute holding it. :) Jaime and Carmella, you are BOTH the best!

  6. My 2 VERY first bloggy friends-Yay!! Jaime that bag turned out GREAT and was a perfect tutorial! There are LOTS of great baby girl gift tutorials out there, but sometimes making something for a baby boy can be hard, but this is the perfect solution! And Carmella, you added the perfect touch to the post with a picture of Liam-adorable!

  7. Thanks for the great tutorial! The bag is a super cute gift! :)

  8. I can't believe I missed this! Super cute!!

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