Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Some Progress

Before the Advent Tea, I obviously didn't have enough to do. So I made a Buttercup Bag for myself. It's a wonderful free pattern that I had saved to my 'sew in the future' file.


I used Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks and lined it with linen. To give it a bit more structure, since I didn't use a decor weight fabric, I lightly interfaced my outer fabric. It was super fast - decided to make it at about noon and was done by 5:30, including making dinner and getting ready for a mom's night out in between! I've used it a bunch and love it.

I'm also moving along with my Aviary stars. Only messed up one more set (doh!). I have learned that I should pause my iPod book when making critical cuts. I hope to have the whole thing ready to bind for my long drive before Christmas. Would be great car work!

12 comments:

Goddess in Progress said...

Adorable bag! I just bookmarked the tutorial... one of these days I'll get around to everything I want to make!

Dee said...

These are beautiful! I'm inspired and awed!

Stephanie said...

Cute bag, and lovely stars!

Kelly said...

Gorgeous bag! I've had it in my "to sew" folder for so long I had forgotten about it lol! I love it in that fabric!

Leslie said...

your buttercup bag is beautiful. i love the colors.

amy smart said...

I love that buttercup bag pattern. I made one last spring and gave it away - i need to make more! Thanks for the reminder! I love yours.

leigh said...

LOVE that buttercup bag! And it looks great with that fabric. I've been meaning to make it one of these days too . . .

Did you make the big one or the small one?

Allie said...

Your bag and your stars look great!

Alyson said...

What a great bag! I do the same thing...try to hand sew binding on long car trips. I think my husband is embarassed by it!

calicodaisy said...

The stars are a great pattern! The buttercup bag is fun, too. I've made several in the larger size. -- michele

Michelle said...

I love your bag and the stars are great. I have been meaning to ask you about binding in the car. Are there ways you use to make it easier? Sometimes I find it hard to do with the motion of the car.

jaybird said...

the bag is super cute!!... i've had that pattern on my to-do list for a while!