Little Sister Lives! :) AND she has a pretty cute purse… if she does say so herself! :)

Well Hello Lovelies! It’s Kayli! πŸ™‚ Shock right?? Can I just give a major high five to Kas for being so awesome and posting faithfully? She deserves it.
So what’s MY excuse? SCHOOL! πŸ™‚ Senior year of high school is going awesome so far, we’re past a lot of the MAJOR stuff, college applications and acceptance letters (I got two by the way and am going crazy trying to decide) and homecoming and football season. Now we’re in full basketball swing. I don’t play but I DO keep stats and there are games almost every weekend. I seriously DREAM about turnovers and assists these days. BUT the good news is, we have a break this weekend because Winter Ball is next Saturday and yes, even the humble statistician herself is marching for the coronation. So I’ve been busy, but even if I wasn’t posting I have been reading everyday and keeping up with the happenings on here. So I’m sorry. I’ll promise to post more if that’ll make it better.. (which it might not, let’s face it, Kassi is awesome.) πŸ™‚

ANYWHO! That’s all beside the point, on to a tutorial! haha So I have this purse… and it’s cute, don’t get me wrong- but it was kind of getting on my nerves. To put it lightly, it was…. absolutely, DREADFULLY boring. And if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s a boring purse! So my first thought of course is “I’ll look around and buy a new one!” my second thought was “I’m a broke high school student!” So instead I thought I might do a little fancying up of my own on a purse (that awfully dreadfully boring one) that I already had! My Inspiration came from Miss Nichelle at Vintage Wanna Bee because SHE IS FANTASTIC πŸ™‚ Go check it out yes? YES! So a pretty flower purse became the goal and THIS is how I got there.

Step One: Gather your materials! {Scrap material, a fairly boring bag, some thread, a needle and beads} Yours might be different from mine, you’ll probably need a lot less help from the patience fairy for example.. and you probably won’t need a phone to call Kassi and tell her about how awesome or awful the project’s going.. BUT those were necessities in my case πŸ™‚ (I steamed the purse with my shower to get those wrinkles out)

Step Two: Cut out a strip of fabric, how big you make it depends on how big you want your flower to be, I’m more of a lazy crafter- I won’t lie. So I just guessed, I wanted a smaller flower in this case. Then I folded it over and just simple stitched through it. WITHOUT cutting the thread right away.. you’re gonna use that to make it look like a flower. πŸ™‚

Take your needle (still attached to string:) and pull until it ruffles into a circle, cut off the excess if you need to and sew it in place.

I just made a bunch of these and put some together.. then I attached them to the bag. I would go into stitches and pictures on all of that, but for as awful as I am at sewing, you’re probably better off on your own! Trust me! So I haphazardly attached sewed on my flowers so it looked like this!

Okay so now I have a confession to make, the lazy crafter in me hates sewing on beads but LOVES the idea of a good hot glue gun. So yes, I AM slightly ashamed of this next step. BUT it works for me! I’ve already carried it around and all of my beads are VERY secure. So I’m keeping my chin up! haha

And just like that my boring bag is suddenly something I’m excited to carry around!!! And with all my shortcuts it didn’t take all day to make!

Whew, THAT was a mouthful of blog. BUT I had to make up for lost time. :)What do you think? Have you done anything super crafty or fun lately? Link up to Fancy This Fridays and show it off πŸ™‚ And leave me some comment love yeah?

P.S. We’re linking this lovely accessory to the CSI Challenge this week!! (Feb. 16th) Accessories!! Come link up your lovelies too!!!



  1. Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

    I LOVE IT!!! πŸ™‚ And welcome back sister!!

  2. Those look great!!! Great job love!

    I'm violently envious that you are in high school lol!!

  3. To Sew With Love says:

    pretty purse, Kayli!

  4. It's super cute Kayli, thanks for linking up!! We'll forgive your absence *clears throat* LOL

  5. SUPER Cute!!!

    I'm a new follower of your blog and just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Stylish Blog Award.
    You can read details here:
    All the Best!

  6. Kayli I featured you! Come by and grab a button πŸ™‚

  7. very cute, love it!

  8. Yayyy, for Kayli,,, I'm so happy to get to know you. This bag is off the hook cool. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. All the fabric pieces you pickes are so funky, and work so well together. I'd be more than happy to tote that around too, lucky girl.

    Keep your eye out to see if you'll be FEATURED next week, in my new sidebar feature section. πŸ™‚

    Did you see my post about making a card for our soldiers??? You should really see if you can help out with this, I bet you could come up with something really special!!! Read about it HERE.

    THANKS so much for linking up to **AMAZE ME AUGUST**I love having you, and thanks to you, I'm getting close to my goal of having 100 link ups, YAYYY.

    Oh and PLEASE don't forget to come enter the giveaway from LUXE BLVD, she is now offering a $20.00 store CREDIT, so you can pick ANYTHING you want, how AWESOME right?? I would be so very thankful for the support, and so would STEPH !!!!

Bella πŸ™‚

  9. Thanks so much ladies!! And I'm violently envious of the underclassmen, I'm not a "GET ME OUT OF HERE!" senior. Only a few more months left :/ And thanks for the forgiveness πŸ™‚

  10. To Sew With Love says:

    funky purse!thanks for sharing and linking up! can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  11. Old purse, new life! Love it. I'm going to search through my stash of purses right now!

  12. Kara @ Mine for the Making says:

    LOVE the yoyo flowers you added! Makes the purse look like it's from a boutique πŸ™‚

    Would love it if you would add my linky party button to your linky party page or link back in your post to help me spread the word of DIY Diva Thursdays. Thanks girls!


  13. PoodlePoddles says:

    Cute purse – love the flowers πŸ™‚