And the Men All Groaned....

October 14, 2008

Crafts. Yes, the topic of the day is crafts. Sorry boys.

You'll have to excuse me for stroking my own fragile ego, but I'm a very crafty girl. Creative, too. You want proof you say? Just click here to check out James's 2007 Halloween costume. I won't lie, it's still the biggest accomplishment of my life to date. If I can ever figure out how to lose ten pounds on a steady diet of fries and Hi-C, it will be topped. But until that fine day, the Richard Simmons costume will be my crowning glory.

In an effort to increase my craftasticness, I recently signed up for a sewing class through Adult Education. There are five fine ladies in my class--me, some old broad who never talks, and three organic farmers who sit around making recycled, reusable menstrual pads every Tuesday night.

Again, sorry boys.

I love my sewing class--and I love my teacher so much that I want to hug her, kiss her, and hold her hand while we skip around the classroom hollering "HOT DAMN! LOOK AT ME! I CAN SEW!" Unfortunately I'm too embarrassed to ask her to do that with me. Maybe someday I'll work up the guts.

But until that point, I'll just make fun little projects like these:
The men probably think they're homemade tank-tops, but you can rest assured that they're not. Actually, they're Halloween treat bags that are supposed to look like owls. Scrappy-ass owls to be exact.

The black one is made to match James's bat costume, and the brown one is being shipped off to James's friend Sophia in Dallas. Poor thing has worn the same dragon fly costume for the past three years--and we had to give the girl at least a taste of holiday excitement, ya know?

In an effort to appease any gentlemen who are still reading this totally girly post, we'll call them Hooter Bags. That helps the excitement factor a bit--doesn't it?

I will freely admit that I didn't come up with the idea for the Hooter Bags with my own imagination--the creative genius can only be attributed to Ellen from The Long Thread. I'd like to point out that like me, Ellen also holds a Masters in Public Administration.

And to her I say: Ellen, dude. Public Administration? What in the hell were we thinking?!?!

In closing, if you would like your own Hooter Bag, all you have to do is send me $1,400 through PayPal and I'll whip one right up.

Have a happy rest of the day everyone!

24 comments:

Megan and Sean said...

Gotta love those hooter bags! Arn't you quite the little Molly Mormon!! How are you going to top last years costum???

Vanilla said...

Wow Amy! What nice hooter bags you have!

And with that crass comment, my work here is done.

J~Mom said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!! Those are so cute!! I want one for a purse!

Heather said...

Too cute!!! (and I love James' costume from last year--I'd heard about it but not seen pics)

You could totally sell those bags on Etsy ; - )

Maraiya said...

I need a place to comment on your twitter remarks because I would love to pound Thomas the Tank Engine as well. Maybe we should get together - would that be a hate crime?

And, as I haven't said anything yet, you have been in my thoughts and prayers quite a bit over the last few weeks. Death and loss suck. Grieving sucks and I'm sorry you are going through this. However, I do think that making hooter bags is the 11th stage of grief, just a few steps up from acceptance so you must be on the right track.

Marc and Megan said...

Those are some seriously sweet trick-or-treating bags!! About a thousand times more festive that your average plastic Walmart bag and at least a hundred times better than an old flowered pillowcase. I'm VERY impressed!! This compliment comes on a day when I had to do a simple hem on a dress, which took me approximately two hours, at least five threadings, and one broken needle. Maybe I should move to Maine and join your sewing class. Now, there's an idea! :)

MERRIANNE said...

oh gosh...i want a HOOTER purse!!!

those are SOOOO cute!!!!

would you sell one? seriously! $$$$

Cheryl said...

Hooter bags! I love it! Those are so cute. Your sewing teacher must be so proud of you!

Mary Poppins said...

i will buy one if you embroider "hooter bag" across it.

Grandma said...

Those are so cute and colorful!! and a multi-purpose use...after Halloween hooter bags can be used to store bras.

Heather of the EO said...

Picture me saying OWL in howl fashion,
"Ah oooooooooooooooo wl."
Like that.
Hot.

Brad and Rebecca said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that!!! i am so jealous!!!! look at you miss crafty pants!!!!!! so cute!

Sarah said...

Super cute! I'd use one for work - Hooter Bags for sure!

Katherine said...

I love that blog with all the creative ideas, if only...

Samye said...

I can't believe you made it! You are way too crafty!! I wish I had enough motivation to make my kids one for Halloween...until then the plastic orange pumpkin bag will have to do!! Love ya girl!

Michemily said...

Hoot hoot.

Adri said...

Oh my hell! I want one for a purse!! Very cute.

chattypatra said...

I want one! I want one NOW! The Ward party is coming up and I'm on the activities committee, so I need to look cool. ;)

Can't wait to see "Richard's" new costume? Are you going to call him Bruce now? :)

Love you! Oh, and go read my blog, please. Thanks.

Katy said...

Amy- the Dunkin' Donuts ladies were all abuzz over the tote bag you made me. They LOVED it. I was all, "I'll get my sister to make you one."

Mary Poppins said...

by the way, Richard Simmons was on Good Morning America today wearing a black tank top with sequined butterflies and black and white striped shorts. He was exercising with a bunch of kids. If you need any inspiration for this year's costume, you might want to check it out.

Cole said...

Love those Hooter bags! Owls are IN in the scrapbooking world right now, so you should totally start selling those. Too cute!

Jill said...

I bet you could sell a ton of those in an Etsy shop.
However, if you turned them into homemade tank tops I bet you would sell a lot more.

Way cute!

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

Having a hooter bag is pretty tempting, except it makes me think of saggy breasts and I already have a pair of those.

Mrs Furious said...

If you ever felt like you needed to make one more Hooter bag... I"m just going to throw out there that Kid (who very well may grow up to be Mormon... that's a couple added bonus points... right?!) will be turning 6 on Halloween. Think about it.