Monday, October 25, 2010

For Georgia and Betty

I love handbags, tote bags, etc...I buy way too many of them, and now, I am being encouraged to make them! Score!

One of my favorite blogs, Sew Mama Sew, hosted a bag swap this month.  I figured this was a good way to get me to challenge my sewing skills.  So I decided to make a handbag that I would probably pass up otherwise, because it looked way too tricky for me to try. Ever the Capricorn, I decided that a practice round would be necessary, and since my Aunt Betty's birthday is this month, I decided to make one for her as well.

The results...

 I used a pattern I found here.  It is the Erica Bag by Artsy Craftsy Babe.  The gray bag is for my swap partner Georgia.  The large floral is for Aunt Betty.  It was astonishingly easy and fun to make.  I think I am going to try something a little harder next time, but probably not until after the holidays.  I have way too much to work on before Christmas comes around.

Georgia said she likes Anthology Fabrics, and I found this at Sew Mama Sew.  I don't remember the name, but I am pretty sure they are sold out by now anyway.  I am kind of into gray and orange now...actually gray and anything.  Kind of matches the weather we are having.

Betty is getting this really pretty Michael Miller fabric I found at my local fabric store. I will blog about it another day.  I wish I had made this sooner, it is such a pretty summer print. 

The kid got a handbag too....sort of.  This is her Trick or Treat bag, which is originally a pattern for a lunch tote that I found here.  Love finding super creative people on the net...I hope to share a little creativity myself soon!

Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. I love my bag! Thank you so much :) I hope Aunt Betty loves hers too (how could she not?)!