Monday, June 16, 2008

Two New Purses

My friend, Meredith, is opening a quilt shop, two more weeks, I can't wait. I am not a quilter but I love to look and buy the amazing new quilting fabric out there. My friend and I have very similar tastes, so it will make shopping at her store all the more fun. Meredith asked me to make Amy Butler's Kimberly bag as a sample for her store. We picked out this fabric and it does make a very cute bag.

My Kimberly Bag:

Amy Butler's pattern

This is a very long bag, 18 inches, in fact. Kaitlyn told me it looked like a hot dog! It does have that shape.
The construction is pretty easy, I find Amy Butler's patterns to be wordy but that is a good thing for the new sewer.

I had some fabric leftover and thought I would make another sample. My picture is a bit at the angle, I took 3 pictures and this is the only one that turned out. So turn your head at an angle to get a good look!!

The purse came from this book, I really like the shape of the purse and the ruffle at the top.

The twins are at church camp and I imagine having an incredible time. They were so excited.

I planned on sewing and sewing and sewing. Well, plans change a bit, my 18 year old daughter has plans for us in the afternoons. It has been a long time since she has had mom to herself and in 2 months and 1 day she will be heading off to college. I am going to soak up my time with her this week, my sewing can wait.


  1. Anonymous5:44 AM

    you new bag is so cute, I love the fabric, you daughter may steal it from you, lol

  2. I WANT THAT RUFFLE TOP BAG!!!! Love the design and love the fabric combo you chose! If you decide NOT to give me the bag, I shall be forced to buy the book and make one myself. Hee hee.

  3. And I forgot... lucky you to spend the afternoon with your daughter!

  4. Both of those bags look great! I've been meaning to make the Kimberly bag for a while. You're a great friend for helping out the new quilt shop owner.

  5. Cute bags! I just got an Amy Butler sun hat pattern so it's good to hear you think the directions are okay.

  6. Wow! Great bags, Lori. I especially like the style of the Kimberly, but I can't imagine carrying a bag that long. It would be a bit like carrying a rolled up yoga mat around, although not quite that long, of course.

    They are both very nice. Will you be carrying them when the shop gets done with them? If so, you'll have to report on the "carry-ability" of the Kimberly.

  7. Anonymous6:27 PM

    OH, nice bags --and I especially LOVE the bottom one!! Awesome!

  8. Anonymous10:53 PM

    Yes are a WONDERFUL friend for making the sample for the shop and all the help you have given me! Your imput is priceless. :) I love your sewing/garden pix. Soooo very talented!

  9. Both bags are adorable!