Sunday, March 4, 2012

Hot Pad Makeover

I recently got a much-needed new camera. Although I still haven't ventured into the DSLR world, my Nikon P7000 is a nice little camera. It is compact and easy take along with me wherever I go; I especially like to take it when I go out walking.

A new camera calls for a new camera bag. I just wanted a cute padded bag that would protect my camera, but not be bulky to carry around. If you know me very well at all, you will know that I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I started looking around at the thrift and consignment stores for inspiration.
This past week I came across two of these hot pads. They are actually more like oven mitts since they have pockets. Definite potential. Visions of a dottie angel-type project came to mind.
I didn't start out with much of a plan except to make sure the camera would fit and it did. The camera in the picture is not my camera - just an old one I used for the sake of the picture.
Here is what I came up with! I call it a granny-chic wristlet pouch.
I sewed a pocket on the back - a place to slip in my camera manual, keys or cell phone. I didn't even have to make the straps. They were in my fabric stash; some sort of premade straps that came in a bag of thrifted fabric scraps once upon a time.
The crocheted flower and button are sewn to the straps. Then there is a ponytail elastic sewn to the flap. It slips over the flower and button to hold everything in place.
New camera. Cute bag. Now I just have to figure out aperture, shutter speed, I can take better pictures.

"Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; 
Cross-examine and test me, 
get a clear picture of what I'm about.... "   Psalm 139:23


Debbie P. said...

That is SUPER Cute!!

Debbie P. said...

That is SUPER Cute!!

Don and Dixie said...

Great idea there lady! Doesn't have to be expensive to fill the bill.

Miss G said...

I do truly love how you end each post with a verse. You are so good at that.

This idea is genius also! A lot of fun! Kelly