Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Newest Creation!

One of my New Year's Resolutions was to venture out of my "safe"world of curtain-making and try out some new sewing projects! Mastering children's clothing is another goal I have, but it just doesn't come very easy for me, so that's a few weeks away. :) For now, I'm attempting something just a little bit easier. Clothing is probably actually easier than all these other things I'm making, but for some reason I just find it intimidating. So, I'll stick to something simple and not complicated at all... like handbags & diaper bags. Ha! I have been working on a bag for a few days and it has been quite challenging because I have a little bit of trouble understanding instructions of the pattern. Thank you. I'm more of a visual image kind of girl, so a whole bunch of words can get a little confusing. I finally figured it out though and I'm so excited to make my next one! Hopefully it'll go a little bit smoother & quicker.

One of my newfound wonderful friends, Heather, has become like my sewing mentor and we have been working on these bags together. We share patterns and fabric, well, mostly she gives me HER patterns and fabric. :) She inspired me to make this bag, and actually I'm probably going over to her house tomorrow to try out a new pattern. We both share a HUGE love for Amy Butler fabric and patterns and it makes us very excited! She is a very talented seamstress and has her own children's clothing home business, TaylorMade4U. Her blog is listed on both my personal & diaper cakes blog. I just love her little girls' knot dresses! She is also the one who got me to put my diaper cakes in the boutique along with her beautiful stuff. Here's a pic of Heather and me, along with our 2 sweet boys, cruisin' around in Gatlinburg a couple of weeks ago. By the way, Brayden is Mason's BFF in BG! He is one year older and everywhere Bray-Bray goes, May-May goes! It is so cute. They just love playing together and have all these big conversations. They especially love pilferin' in Mason's little kitchen!

Okay, back to the subject-at-hand... I just finished my Amy Butler Frenchy Shoulder Bag a few minutes ago and I'm in love with it! Let me know what you think!

I love the fun polka dot fabric I used for the pockets! This bag is great because it has a magnetic snap and two huge pockets on the inside. This pattern definitely made me work hard!



Don't I look like one sassy momma-on-the-go with my new fun Frenchy Shoulder Bag? Ha ha! :)

7 comments:

Jen said...

That's super cute April! Good job!

Melissa said...

Super cute!! Now, we know why you weren't at church today! Did you stay up way to late finishing your newest creation? We missed you but that bag is great!

Tamara said...

are you taking orders?

April Kay said...

Tamara, I'm not "officially" taking orders yet since I'm just now learning how to make them, but if you did want to order one, just let me know so I can have a couple of weeks notice to work on it. I would love to do it for you!

Angela said...

April, that bag is so cute!! And WAY harder than some children's clothes! I have used the Children's Corner Johnny pattern for longalls and shortalls and it's really easy to do- whenever you're ready, I definitely recommend it!

Deaton, party of 5 said...

super duper cute.

April Kay said...

Angela, the Children's Corner longall pattern is the first thing I ever made over a year ago. That is what I made in my sewing class. It actually wasn't easy cuz I did a reversible one. It took forever. Afer doing these purses, I'm sure it would be much easier now. You may see Luke modeling it this Easter because it has little bunnies on it! Super cute. I could do clothes, it's just more fun for me to do all these other things since Mason is getting a little past the longall stage. Makes me sad!

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