Posts tagged ‘Amy Butler’

March 14, 2011

Made: This Weekend

One trip to the fabric store where I picked up these lovelies.

Fabric Stack 1


Fabric Stack 2

I love these bunnies from Cloud9 Fabrics.

Bunny Fabic


While I was there, I also got some beautiful bamboo felt and coordinating embroidery floss. 

 Felt Stack


You may guess that there are some more projects forth coming.


One Amy Butler Weekender bag: finished!

Bag 1


I put the lining together yesterday and hand stitched it in.  I have never made anything this elaborate before (or anything that contained so much interfacing). Let’s just take a moment to bask in the doneness of it all.

Bag 3 

Bag 2
Bag 4


February 1, 2011

My New Years Resolution….In February

Yes, this post may be a little late.  I blame babies and the need to make cute things for them.

In the spirit of the New Year I offer you a resolution: This year I will finish what I start.

I have a confession to make, I have notoriously high ambitions and low follow through.  Some projects get started and not finished but most projects never get started at all. I want to make everything.  I want to purses and pillows and sew many quilts for many people.  This is a situation that I think needs some attention.  I have quite a stash of fabric and supplies taking up most of the available storage in my laundry room just waiting for the next big project.  So now, I think I’ll get started.

First on my list: bags, bags, and bags. Well, really just two bags. My original goal was to have two new carry on bags for the trip home for Christmas, one for me, one for the husband.  Well this is about as far as I’ve gotten. 



I’d been eyeing the Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag pattern for a while and in October decided to go for it.  I charged in one weekend and all was going well until I ran out of interfacing.  Since then my bag pieces have taken refuge in a picnic basket.  No more!  I will go to the fabric store and buy more interfacing!  I just told you I would, so now I have to do it.

My second bag project has gotten as far as this and this.

Really just photos of amazing bags Chris has fallen in love with.  I have yet to figure out how to exactly execute something like this with no pattern.  I’m also not sure how to figure out if my bargain basement sewing machine can handle the leather Chris has his heart set on.  It will be an adventure, an adventure that I will finish in a timely manner.  Really. This time I promise.

So those are the next to projects up on the docket.  We’ll see how this goes.  I’m optimistic.

P.S. How awesome is this Vicki Payne bird fabric?