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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Water Closets and Purses.

Hello everyone,

Sir Knight and I have just finished up - replacing the toilet in our half bath. What a job that was.

We first thought we were going to do an easy fix and just replace the gasket between the tank and the bowl - which would fix our small leaking problem -but you know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and man - Yep when we tried to get the old gasket off - we landed up breaking one of the necessary pipes - so we had to run out to Lowes and get a whole new toilet.

What was nice - was that it came all ready it just needed to be installed - what wasn't nice - was it is a bit taller than our old one and so we had to raise our hanging cabinet - or we'd never be able to get the tank top off.

Isn't that how it always seems to go - one thing always leads to another - till it seems you've darn near replaced or moved everything.

But it is finally done and now it's time for all of us to take things easier for the rest of the evening.

I wanted to show you - some Artful Bag Challenge projects. This months challenge from Frosted Petunias was to make an ATC to swap.

This is the wonderful ATC I received from my partner Linda over at Moments In An Eye. Isn't it just beautiful The colors are so soft and delicate. I love it. Thank you so much Linda. Notice she also sent me a cool selection of extra goodies to use in my project.

This is the ATC I made for Linda. It is the ATC that almost wasn't. It is a very scaled down to size little purse which opens closed and is capable of holding all kinds of little treasures.

My first try however was a real dud when I folded my paper of choice - it showed ugly white creases where the folds were. I had to dig through my stash of card stock paper and find something that I felt would be classy and yet not show those ugly fold creases. I found this paper and while it wasn't"pretty" per say. It did have classic lines , great texture; and as for the brown color well fall is right around the corner. So I felt it would do nicely.

My second attempt was also a dud - but this time the result was an error in judgement on my part - a truly senior moment - when I realized I had put the sticker with all my info on the front rather than the rear of the bag.

The third time was a charm though and I thought it came out simply charming. It even has small bits of Velcro so it can be opened and closed. I put in a small set of keys and of course a penny for luck and prosperity before I sent it on its way.

The time has come for me to join the rest of the family in their Easy mode.

Have a great day.



Johanna said...

Hi Penny,
what a luck that you finished your bathroom successfully. Now, I think, everything is nice, new and fresh. Your handcafts look amazing.
Best greetings, Johanna

Brian said...

Your artsy stuff always looks so pretty! I'mi glad you got you potty all fixed!!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Your ATC is wonderful: Excellent texture and how cool that really *is* a wee purse!

So sorry about the toilet troubles ... we're holding off on working on ours ... and now I'm hoping that we don't have the same Murphy's Law experience you've had. :(

Linda said...

Hi Penny, Thank you for your kind words. I will be posting yours on the 25th...
Hope you get thing finished soon.

Diane MacNaughtan * Dianie Mac * said...

Penny, love your ATC from your partner very pretty :)

I also love how your teensy tiny purse turned out.. very classy indeed!


Frosted Petunias said...

Penny I don't envy you and your plumbing woes having just gone through them myself. I still have hole in bathroom wall but that's another story...I so enjoy reading your post always and your third try is just charming. I love that it's really a little bag and the paper gives it a great classic look. I'm glad you and Linda enjoyed your swap. She is a sweetie. Have a great weekend :)


Lorraine said...

I love your little bag, the paper and embellishments are perfect!!

Selma said...

Both of ATCs are so beautiful!