Saturday, January 9, 2010

Birdie Sling

One of my very bad habits which I'm sure drives my other half crazy is my compulsive need to make things the night before I travel away on holiday. I think it stems from a need to stock up on some crafting before I go away and have nothing to do and no access to a sewing machine. This time, I was up until after midnight making myself a new handbag. It's from the Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern and was ideal to take on holiday. It is HUGE and I have to say that I have to tip it out on the bed every other day to find what I have in there. I think I would scale down the pattern dramatically next time I make one as it's really not doing my back any good having all that space to carry things in!

It provoked some lovely conversations with complete strangers which is something I love about handmade things. A conversation in the Target check out queue with one lady revealed her as an artist. She loved the colours in my bag and wondered where I had bought it (don't you love it when that happens?). We had a great chat in the five minutes we were in the queue about her art and my sewing. I'd love to hear any stories you might have about people you've met when you've been out and about with your own handmade creations.

5 comments:

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nzgreenbuttons said...

People always ask me about my handmade bags, and my daughter's clothes. I agree it's nice to be able to say that I made it. Love the bag, the fabric is lovely

Bam Bam Creative said...

this bag is gorgeous Sarah! I'm not surprised you got so many comments on it, it looks lovely — so much so that I have just ordered a copy of the pattern online! I've been looking for a bag like this for ages, so thank you =)
Your fabric is gorgeous too, great colours

The Devonport Craft Market / Cotton Kiwi said...

Thanks ladies. I love the fabric too. It really does make the bag extra special.
Jess, you are welcome to borrow any of my patterns if you ever want to. I have 2 boxes of little girls's outfit patterns too if you ever want to make anything for Grace. Bring her round for a play one day and have a rummage!

Bam Bam Creative said...

Thanks Sarah! I've got this one on it's way but I'll definitely take you up on that offer for some clothes for Gracie. I'll flick you an e-mail in the next week or so =)

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