giveaway that I hosted here awhile back? Yeah we won't mention how far back.. only that it finally did get sent and received by the lovely Aminta. Thanks for hanging in there girl, glad to hear you loved your little package! now I can post pictures :)
I had no idea what to make until I found this Wasp Bag tutorial by Ali Machen & I feel in love with the design.
(Pattern is down loadable from here)
Overall this tutorial was good. Although I did find the instructions a little hard to understand. But that might have been my tired mind (I started it late-ish one night) and the fact I just wanted to get straight into it without reading the instructions too much -I know, not a good combination to start sewing! This also resulted in the different style pocket and the no key strap - my brain just wasn't catching on to those. I also joined the top sides of the bag instead of leaving them open & pretty much winged the instructions placing it together as I went, without glancing at the instructions much - I'm actually very impressed that it turned out so well!!
The material is just a fun print I picked up from Spotlight on special one day, I just fell in love with it and knew that at the crazy price of around $3.00 a metre I had to stock up on a few metres for my stash!
Anyway... back to fun craftyness...
I also threw in some buttons and had fun making up these funky button cards from scrapbooking cutoffs & once again covering my own buttons - so much fun!
& I also sent this fabric fabric that I found which reminded me of a cross between Amy Butler and Anna Marie Horner (whom sneaky Chelle was able to fill me in is one of Aminta's fav fabric designers.) You can check out her blog here. I had to add it to my blog roll, it is the best eye candy.
Ok, now I'm off to bed to pour over Real Living and possibly get some shut eye...