Monday, May 21, 2012

Amy Butler Birdie Sling

Yay! I finally finished making the much talked about Amy Butler sling.  It took me two days to finish this, (and that is between cooking, shopping and everything else)…not bad. 
The fabric I used is Treetop Fancy Aqua by Tina Givens.

Here's a close up.

The inside.

I had to customize this bag a little by adding a zipper pocket and magnetic snap (the original pattern had just twopockets and no snap closure).  I never use a bag without a zipper pocket and I would prefer my bag to close shut instead of things falling all over the place.

The only thing I disliked about this pattern is there are way too many things to cut.  But once it's done, it looks sooo adorable.

And the thing I really love about this bag is it’s huge.  Yes, and I mean HUGE!!  Which means I can carry loads of stuff (I usually carry a truck load of stuff in my bag, bigger bag = more stuff = happiness). 
I have a few more bag patterns which I may end up sewing pretty soon.  But now that classes have picked up, there are many unfinished projects vying for my attention.

And before I go here's a pic of some super cute Hydrangeas from my garden.  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

YAY! For Craft Classes!!

No, I did not go to a craft class. I started teaching instead.

I finally took the big leap and decided to teach stuff I know.  As many of you know, I continue learning all the time and there is no better way of learning more than teaching what you know.

Here are some of pics of the cards we did today. The kids and I had loads of fun making these fun cards.

Kid 1

Kid 2

Don't you think they did an awesome job?  I am super impressed.