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Pulling Fabric

Posted on March 28th, by Amy in bag, Inspiration. 6 comments

I’ve had these fantastically bright Echino prints on hand for a few months, and finally pulling a few for a new bag, just in time for spring!

I’m excited to get started, and hope to be back later today with pictures of my progress!

See you soon ~ Amy


Lacking Motivation

Posted on February 27th, by Amy in bag, Block of the Month. 13 comments

This weekend passed me by, and I barely sewed a stitch!  I found myself with lots of ideas but no motivation to set things up and make progress!  Most notable, I know the bag I want to make.  I want to alter this pattern to make it better, and actually offer it as a pattern.  Now to get started!

I really like the bag, but after carrying it for a few months, I was finding little issues that I had with it, so I’m planning to make some alterations, and cut up some bright springy fabrics to make it!

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With no sewing to share, I thought I ought to remind you to check out the BOM with Jackie!  Amy has a great tutorial up, really all the blocks have been great!  Join … Read More »



My New Crochet Bag

Posted on January 18th, by Amy in bag, finished project, My kids. 9 comments

I’m so excited to see so many of you taking the challenge on!  I’m happy to report that I pieced a table runner for our dining table last night…just need to quilt, and bind it and I will share it with you.  I’m excited to have it together – already!

Over the weekend I devised a plan and made a crochet bag for myself.  I work on it in the car mostly, picking up girls from school, so I needed a bag to protect it, and keep it at the ready!  Turns out it is great for around the house too!

I used a half yard of Amy Butler coated cotton.  Not lined, but I used french seams so that there are no raw edges inside the bag.

Joe’s scarf peeking out – I actually have it … Read More »


My New Bag

Posted on October 4th, by Amy in bag, finished project. 29 comments

Hi there!  I hope you had a great weekend.  My sewing time last week was – ZERO – and I used the weekend to make up for that…at least a little!  Do you look at stuff and think “I could make that!” and then never do?  Or take months to finally figure it out?  I draw out ideas for new bags after I visit a mall (not very often!) or see a cute bag at the grocery store (more often!).  Months later realize, it’s still a great idea and now, I’ve made it!

Saturday, after spending a solid hour cleaning, my allergies have been a mess, I set out to draft pattern pieces and sew this little gem.  I love having external pockets!  I can always find my keys, a pen fits easily, yet snug … Read More »


Back to School – Messenger Bag

Posted on August 26th, by Amy in bag, finished project, work in progress. 24 comments

Today is the day – off to school!  Yesterday we went and got new shoes for each of the girls, happy smiles all around.  Shortly after school ended in June, Ella and I talked about a new bag for her.  She decided that she wanted a messenger bag, and I asked if we should make it.  Being my assistant and seamstress in training she was happy to accept!

Of course I left it until the week before school.  Of course!

I gave her some Oz yardage, and had her cut out some flowers and leaves.  I had been saving a link to a messenger bag tutorial, so that was easy.  I love it when other’s do the math for me!

She’s quite happy with the outcome!  The only change I made to the tutorial is the strap – I cut it … Read More »


Quilt Festival Winners – Housekeeping

Posted on November 11th, by Amy in bag, Bloggers Quilt Festival, pattern. 7 comments

I have heard from some of you, but if you have not received your prize – please email me or leave a comment! I would love to help get things squared up for you :)

I also want to let you know that this pattern is still available in my sidebar – I had to update it this morning when I realized that I had left out the strap measurement! Oooppps – If you did not get an updated pattern and already purchased it please let me know, I will verify and get it off to you right away!My little Sassy Tote. It measures 9″ wide and tall, and 3″ deep. With 2 interior and 1 exterior pocket.

I think my favorite feature is the outside pocket – I’m limiting my keys and phone to this pocket, so … Read More »


Sew & Tell

Posted on October 23rd, by Amy in bag, finished project, sew-n-tell. 37 comments

I spent Wednesday – sewing! I didn’t do any dishes, laundry or vacuuming until after 4:30pm! Yeah, the place was a disaster between the kids and all my threads, but I was smiling. As has happened often, I had an idea for a bag that was keeping me awake, needing to be made. So I got busy!My little Sassy Tote. It measures 9″ wide and tall, and 3″ deep. With 2 interior and 1 exterior pocket.It holds all that I need it too, but hopefully I won’t loose stuff in it. Can you tell that’s been a problem lately!?Pretty prints on the back — I love the Amy Butler Love prints!I think my favorite feature is the outside pocket – I’m limiting my keys and phone to this pocket, so I can … Read More »


Sew-n-Tell

Posted on August 28th, by Amy in a Notion or Two, bag, sew-n-tell. 30 comments

Happy Friday! My friend Amy and I decided to save up our finished projects for a Friday reveal – she has a Mr. Linky up for you to join in and share your finishes with the rest of us too!

Not that I would have been able to post anything earlier! We have had a busy week getting ready for school . . . well child checks, immunizations, school shopping and trying to sleep and sew a bit too :)

My first finish is the sample bag for my LQS – Seasons of the Home – I should have taken a picture of it hanging with my pattern at the shop when I dropped it off today. Next time! I had the kids with me and we were on our way to the outlets for new shoes :)The … Read More »


Pattern Winners!

Posted on August 3rd, by Amy in bag, give away, pattern. 13 comments

I feel like the winner! Thank you so much for all your kind words about my pattern – I’m excited to see where this goes, and my head is swimming with more ideas. If only I could find more sewing time!!

I would love to see all the various prints and batiks in this bag – you all have some great ideas. I think that may be my favorite part about the bag – the ability to mix and match, and make it personal.

As for the winners -

#38 – Brenda – I need your email/mailing address :)#142 – Karen

Thanks to everyone that participated, and be sure to stop by my shop to purchase your own pattern :)Thanks again!Amy—————————————-

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31 : : Boxy Tote Pattern & a Giveaway!

Posted on July 31st, by Amy in bag, give away. 159 comments

I can’t believe I’ve finally pulled this pattern together! I am so excited to tell you that it is in my shop right now for sale! And, I went to get interfacing at my LQS earlier – they want to sell it too! And maybe make a class out of it! I wasn’t even trying to market it there yet, I had the kids with me, and thought I would come back when I had my act together :)

The giveaway – I will giveaway two copies on Monday, August 3rd. Leave a comment, and let me know what fabrics you would like to make it up with. Also, I would love to have your help spreading the word, so grab my picture and post on your blog. Let me know you posted in … Read More »


8 : : I have been sewing

Posted on July 8th, by Amy in bag, photographs. 15 comments

a little bit, when I can get to it! I have all the pieces to finish my monster quilt – now to baste and quilt!

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New Handbag

Posted on June 26th, by Amy in bag. 37 comments

Yesterday I cut out two bags :) It was a good day – and that was before noon! After bedtime I managed to put one together, the other is waiting patiently for a bit more free time.

Do you recognize it? It is the same bag I’ve been playing with for a while now – this version had been taunting me last week, when I had no time to sit down. Do you like this version!?

I had to add the touch of pink! The other bag I cut had lots of extra fabric, so I added the pink/gray panel. This bag has no quilting and I used fusible fleece for the first time – Love it! I need to go browsing for closures – any suggestions?

Have a great weekend ~Amy

PS – those are Amy … Read More »





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