i finally did this little project. i had been wanting to do it every since i saw it featured on sew mama sew, and i have since down know 2 projects from the sometimes crafter (but you will have to wait for pictures of the other project i have done).
i am pretty happy with the way it turned out. my sewing is still not so straight at all, but with practice it may- nope- WILL be... well, hopefully.
i really loved this tutorial. and i will be doing it again.