Thursday, January 12, 2012

It warmed my heart...

Last week I received a package in the mail. It was sent to me by a reader of my blog as a "thank you" for the free tutorials I had published on my blog over the last few years. It warmed my heart, and I appreciated her thoughtfulness so much. {Thank you again, Chris!}

Among several things in the box was this adorable Snap Happy Bag that she made for me. I fell in love instantly...

This little bag has a carpenter's metal tape measure cut to the correct lengths to form a "hinge" at the top of the bag. It "snaps" open and shut -- thus the name "Snap Happy Bag." It's the perfect size to put in a purse with a couple of makeup items or to hold a gift card.

I knew I wanted to make a version of my own and publish a tutorial, so yesterday I got to work and came up with this version...

Early next week I'll publish the tutorial. With Valentine's Day approaching I can foresee making these and filling them with all sort of goodies!

Linked to:
Sisters Sunday Link Party @ Sisters of the Wild West
Show & Tell @ Be Different Act Normal
Friday Favs @ Naptime Crafters
Friday Flair @ Whipperberry
Catch as Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Free for All @ Sassy Sites
Made Monday @ Toastie Studio