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 :)