Monday, June 6, 2011

Evening Bag

So, I know a girl who is graduating from high school this month. She forwarded me a picture of her graduation dress and I knew I had to make her a purse to match. It was a dress I would have chosen myself and I think that's why it resonated with me. And, I like her. ;)

I created the pattern myself, but had a seriously good guide with a tutorial by U-Handbag. Bless you, Lisa Lam. I found the hardware on Etsy through While Baby Naps and it is AWESOME. I haven't seen stuff like this available in the US before and the prices are great. So, if you are interested in making your own one of these, between these two resources you should be all set.

Here is a pic of the original inspiration:

I think she will like it. :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011


I had a couple exciting wins this week that I wanted to share.

First, I won a Sunkissed by Moda Charm Pack from This N That Fabrics. They were holding a giveaway on their blog about what is your favorite upcoming fabrics. I mentioned that I was reeeaally looking forward to Sarah Jane's Children At Play line. It is SO cute and I know I could make some darling stuff for my nieces and nephews from this. >:D And lo and behold, I won. Love that. ;)

Second, I won the drawing this month for the Style Stitches bag of the month project! Woohoo! There was another winner as well and I think she responded first and would therefore be able to choose the $50 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop. But I am very happy with the second prize of a $25 gift certificate to Above All Fabric. I haven't heard back from the coordinator yet, so I'm not for sure, but who cares! I won! And just when I was swearing off buying any fabric for the next month, too. ;)

Hope everyone has been having a great weekend.