I am on a Bag Making Frenzy!
Lately, I have been busting out some Amy Butler bags and my new favorite a Bari J. bag! My friend Jackie (click on Jackie and it should take you right to her purse) made a bag back in January that I loved. I thought it was so cute and went on with my life. Then a couple of weeks ago Leslie and I were at the Super Bowl sale at one of our favorite fabric stores in the city and I started looking at books. I found Bari J's and realized that it was the same book Jackie got inspired to make her super cute purse.
I loved being able to use things I had in my stash of fabric for this bag instead of feeling guilty every time I look at it yet never use it! lol! The flower on top and the blue bird are made out of wool.
I embroidered my blog name onto it. Holly wrote it on there for me because I couldn't write it as pretty. Unfortunately, I did not give it the justice that Holly had put into her gorgeous hand writing. I go to her ever time I need something to look eloquently written!
As usual my work looks very "handled", but I love that it looks so homemade nonetheless:)
The process Bari uses is just layering fabrics and free motion appliqueing it on. What I love so much about this bag is that I got to make it really unique to me and use as much creativity as I wanted. I even enjoyed adding a few bugle beads.
I also made another birdie sling for myself. This one is out of some of the new Parisville fabric that I am now in love with.
This is also an Amy Butler bag. It is her market tote and it is huge. I am going to save it for our Disney cruise. I bet I can cram a lot of my kids junk in this for our days on the beach (which really sounds like fun to most people but a lot of work to me!!! lol!)