Sunday, April 22, 2007

I can't stop laughing about this video. "Here comes the pizza!"

Thank goodness I'm easily amused.

The only crafting excitement of late comes from my recently-completed box bags, created using Kelly's tutorial (Thanks Kelly!). In goofy rockabilly fabrics:I'm not a very talented seamstress so they're pretty amateur, but they're decent enough. I used peltex for the interfacing to make them super-sturdy and box-like.

And what purpose were these box bags created for, you might ask?
For our new bowling shoes, of course!
This is an awesome 1950's-era candlepin lane that we frequent...one time the manager even took us in the back to see the pinsetting machinery (all original, can ya tell? ;):I'm totally in love with their awesome neon sign:And despite my new shoes, I still stink at bowling.
Hope you all have a great start to your week!

19 Comments:

At April 22, 2007 6:11 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Excellent box bags! I've gotta try them soon! About the Peltex though, any hints on ironing it? I used it for my Noni bag lining and separated a bit.

 
At April 22, 2007 6:39 PM, Blogger BrownPants said...

Oh that alley looks so Cool! And I love the fabric you've used, seems so appropriate for bowling shoes!

 
At April 23, 2007 12:28 AM, Blogger Hasbu said...

The bowling alley is awesome! And the fabric you used on teh box bags goes so well with the 50's alley.

 
At April 23, 2007 5:43 AM, Anonymous Dipsy said...

Wow, these bags are fantastic - and yay for bowling! I haven't been doing that for ages, but seeing these pics sure inspired and motivated me... ;)

 
At April 23, 2007 6:39 AM, Blogger Jana said...

The best thing about the video is the part where the one announcer can barely speak! He's practically crying he's laughing so hard! That was funny. The bags and bowling alley look fun too.

 
At April 23, 2007 9:00 AM, Blogger Brahdelt said...

Great job! I love the fabric you used for the one on the left.

 
At April 23, 2007 12:10 PM, Anonymous rina said...

The bowling bags are just awesome. I thought they were some kind of cosmetic bag. but bowling bag is even better.

 
At April 23, 2007 1:07 PM, Anonymous oldround said...

I didn't see a drop of snow in any of those photos : )
I thought you had made some shaving kit type bags. Nice. Then I saw the bowling shots. Wow. You are living the life. Own shoes. Own bags. Great bowling alley that doesn't look like a modern-day pseudo-casino like Keglers. Awesome!

 
At April 23, 2007 4:46 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

That is not tolerated in this park! (hee hee hee) He hit him with the Cheese side (hee hee hee). That's awesome!

 
At April 23, 2007 5:29 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said...

Your bags are so awesome!! My fav types of prints too :) And I love bowling (even though i'm not very good at it) and would love to have such a cool place to bowl at! Great photos.

 
At April 23, 2007 5:42 PM, Blogger Larjmarj said...

Some cool vintage looking bags for a cool vintage bowling alley. I love places like this it's too bad there aren't more of them around. I especially miss drive in's, they need to make a come back.

 
At April 23, 2007 6:22 PM, Blogger Opal said...

Love the bags!

 
At April 24, 2007 5:18 AM, Anonymous Jeanne said...

Love the bags! The bowling alley looks so cool! I haven't bowled in a while - but seeing your pics makes me want to go (and I'm not very good at it either!)

 
At April 24, 2007 7:59 AM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

cool boxes! And what a great idea.

And bowling, I love bowling. somewhere in this house of messiness I have my own shoes, although no where as cool as yours, mine look like plain white tennis shoes.

I have a ball too.

I'm a horrible bowler though.

 
At April 24, 2007 9:39 AM, Anonymous Beth S. said...

I'd take up bowling too, if I had an awesome place like that to go to. :-)

You'll get better with practice. It's like knitting!

 
At April 24, 2007 2:31 PM, Blogger Kelly said...

Cute bags! They came out perfectly! You guys have such cool old school places up in Maine. Bowling rules!
Although the only bowling we've done lately has been with the wii.

 
At April 25, 2007 11:43 PM, Blogger Knittinreed said...

Love the bags! Perfect for your use :-)
Also your Fair Isle looks beautiful! I am in awe of your expertise as I read how you made the modificaitons! I just would have no clue where to begin. Beautiful knitting.
Thanks for your kind words on my blog.

 
At April 28, 2007 5:05 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said...

Perfect bags for the bowling shoes! And how neat that you got to see the pinsetting machines. I grew up near an alley where they had a similar system. It just mesmerized me as a child!!

 
At May 05, 2007 8:29 PM, Anonymous Wendy said...

Super cute box bags, I love cherry fabric.

 

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