Thursday, April 23, 2009

Buttercup bag give-a-way

I love the Buttercup bag over at Made by Rae and wanted to try making one. I have this really cute pink John Deere fabric that is just begging to be a purse. I went ahead and tried the pattern. I have never made pleats before (and it probably shows) but the pattern was extremely easy to follow. I think this was the fastest I have made a purse ever. I wasn't sure if the bag was going to be big enough for what I wanted. The design is right along the same path, but it turned out not to be big enough. Which works out great for one of you! I am having a give-a-way for this bag. The outside is all John Deere and the lining is a fun pink. It has a snap closure. I always worry if my snaps are centered just right. So this time, I purposely put it on a bit off kilter. I like the little bit of quirkiness it gives it.

I plan on making a bigger version for myself. I like the basic guidelines from Bolsa Chica. I really like the whole pleated look to these bags. I also want/need mine to have a zipper closure. The way my bags get tossed around, I need everything to stay inside! I will probably make the handle a bit longer too. I like my bags to hang just a bit more below the armpit. It's so great to be able to custom make things just the way you like them!

OK, to win this bag...just leave a comment. Maybe let me know where you live. My family likes to see how many different states stop by. It's also fun for Robbie to look for your town/state as part of his Geography lessons. He likes to see what else is near you too. We are studying the states and their birds, songs, etc. I will leave this open to international friends too. Just leave a comment before Monday April 27th and I will draw a winner. If you post about this give-a-way on your blog (and leave a comment) I will give you 2 extra entries.

Hope your day is sunny :)



Media Mama said...

Hi Robin-- Joleen Waltman from the birthday swap. I checked your blog for fun after seeing your bag. I wasn't going to try for the bag but when I read how your family looks people up and where they live I decided that Idaho is a little known state. Maybe your kids can learn something they didn't know before. Yes we are a big potato state and I usually have potato fields right by my house. Defenitly one easy food to find around here.

Anonymous said...

Love the bag - looks like you did a good job on it.
Well, your son has work to do to find me, I am in Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada - talk about a geography lesson :)
sheryl - from stormys Crochet Forum

Anonymous said...

Hi Robin,
Kim here from stormys Crochet Forum.

Great bag, You did a great job on it!!
I hope you can find me on the map. I'm in Salisbury, North Carolina.
We live on the big lake called High Rock Lake.
Take care!!

our shabby cottage said...

That is cute. Love the fabric! Thanks for visiting me, Kathryn.

chrisdfriend said...

That is so cute Robin! I love anything J D! LOL
Christal from Muncie, Indiana!

Linda Hayes said...

HI Linda Hayes from birthday swap.. great bag would be very popular here in Maine.. summer fairs always have a John Deere booth.. I am riding my motorcycle later today and im sure we will be riding back roads where lots of farmers are getting there gardens ready for summer..