Those Amy Butler pattern bags I am fond of making~I bought my pattern a few years ago on Etsy~
After the beach pastel one..I thought a black and white one would be in order~
I wear a lot of black and white..This one I made to have a longer strap..so it can be worn cross body..like a messenger bag~
I used buttons from my mom..and a few newer ones..the grey one at the top was on one of our coats..either hers ..or mine before I was 19..It almost looks like her special Spring grey coat..or my first communion coat..I add a pocket to my bags since the beach bag..my previous ones don't have the pocket..
It's perfect for my Kindle..and makes waiting for anything a breeze when you can remove the Kindle and start reading:)
The graphics..and I think the French Embroidery Initials..are from The Graphics Fairy~Always grateful to her and her sharing of wonderful images..A treasure chest for me:)And many many others.
I encourage you to make personalized bags..They are fun to do..and the possibilities are endless~
For this one..I threw caution to the wind again and fed fabric into my printer..it sometimes coughs and I know it may leave me one day..but so far ..so good.
I like it better when the fabric is soft..instead of iron-on transfers..but in some cases you have no choice..This is the freezer paper method I have shown here.
Fun fun little projects..
My particular pattern is The Swing Bag~
Have you ever noticed that liking crafts..always adds accumulation of "things"..I go to my friends homes apart from my friend the wonderful artists who had easels and paints and papers and brushes:)..that there is no accumulation of things to make things:)
It sometimes looks very relaxing to me..:) and then I make things to relax:)
I have warned my daughters that if ever they sadly have to take care of things here..they will be surprised by the bits and pieces here and there in my craft room..Treasures to me for sure..the ribbons and tags and pearls and rhinestones and glitter and floss and thread and canvas and wool and fabric and paints and pastels..glues and papers.. dremels and glue guns..fiberfill and felt..
I can just hear them:)
Not to mention..my baking love.