Don't laugh! This is how it turned out! I'm actually laughing at myself as I type here.
Well, I looked at it and looked at it some more, thinking, 'it looks ever so odd, why does it look so odd?' . . . DUH! Then, of course the penny dropped and I rectified it and this is how it finished up. If you have time, stay tuned after the pictures to hear about the rest of the disasters!!
Oh, yes, and I put a bottle of Tombow beside it in the last pic for scale!
Now, on to the rest of the disasters! Now, being an obvious glutton for punishment, I thought, 'well, it's sweet, but I really wanted to put a card set in it, complete with envelopes, a nice pen and some postage stamps as a gift, so I think I will make a bigger one!
I was quite pleased with myself, as I managed to convert the sizes for a much larger bag! Then, I got to the closure! As the bag was so much larger, my tiny magnet closure I used for the small bag, wasn't really up to the job for the larger bag, so I decided I need two sets of the magnets.
First mistake with the closure, was adhering the back down first with red line tape, I was now committed - I know, what you're thinking, 'she should be' - so I fiddled and feneagled until I got it into place and tried to adhere them! First, I tried Jennifer McGuire's favourite glue for these types of jobs Ranger Multi Medium Matt, useless (sorry Jennifer, but it was), then I tried Glossy Accents, useless, next I tried Tombow, useless, then I tried, a hot glue gun, useless, finally, in desperation, I tried 'No More Nails' . . . yes, the DIY stuff made for jobs around the house . . . so far, so good, but I have to wait a full twenty four hours for full curing, so I'm not counting my chickens just yet!
Oh, yes, one other thing that I forgot to mention, is at one point I tried to stick the magnets down back to front, which meant, yes you know it . . . they repelled each other! Good job that the glue didn't work that time, otherwise, it would never have closed!! So, I will have to wait and see what happens after the 'No More Nails' has had a job to settle!
In the meantime, I have got some 'Billy' bookcases coming tomorrow from our nearest Ikea store 200 miles away, so my craft space will be out of action while we assemble the bookcases and get them up! If I ever get that large purse/handbag finished I will post it here for you to see!