Monday, October 25, 2010

call me the bag lady

there's a give away at the bottom so read on...

I have been sewing quite a bit the last week, and it's been sooo nice. I love sewing. A few years ago when I was pregnant with Evelyn and Amy (Hi Amy!) and I tried making a receiving blanket for her and it took us 2 hours just to make the fabric square and by that point we were so annoyed we didn't finish it (my mom finished when she came down to help me with the baby haha), yeah, I don't think at that point I ever would have thought I would say the words "I love sewing". But I guess with lots of practice and some great teachers I truly do love sewing now. But anyways, like I said, I've been sewing a lot this last week and when a friend asked me what I've been making I realized all the things I made were bags! lol, I guess I have a bit of a bag obsession and didn't even know it!








The first thing I made was the Birdie Sling by Amy Butler. My friend Julie has one and when I saw it I fell in love, so thanks Julie for the inspiration :) I love that it's nice and bright, hopefully it will keep me nice and cheerful through these cold months ahead.


Evelyn is going to be a Candy Corn Witch for Halloween (no I am not making her costume, I'm not brave enough to do that yet) so when I saw this tutorial I knew it was perfect and I copied it. I did make a little change to how I put together the bottom of my bag, but the rest is the same :)



I dont' know if any of you remember this post, but I gave all those bags away and ever since then (8 months ago!) I have been meaning to make one for myself, so I finally did!




And if that's not enough proof that I have become obsessed with making bags, I just bought this book too!


I don't know when I'll find the time to make all the bags in there but I have looked through it probably fifty times since I bought it and can't wait to make them all!

And since I'm in such a bag making mood, I thought I would give one of my bags away. I don't know how many people actually read this blog, but I think there are at least a dozen of you. So for one of you lucky readers I am going to give away one of my mini totes (the blue one up there). It really is a perfect church bag, but it could also have lots of other uses. So if you want one just leave a comment saying you want one and your e-mail address, then a week from today, Nov. 1st I will randomly pick one lucky reader :)

18 comments:

Brigham, Kari, & Lydia said...

oooo! I want one :) I wish I could sew bags, or sew at all!
kariannnelson@msn.com

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Sweet, I'm up for free stuff, especially handmade. Love your bags. You're so talented. The halloween one will be very useful this weekend for all those treats.

Laura McGee said...

this is so funny because i just made a bag last night!! remember those super cute sling style hobo bags we got at old navy many moons ago in Utah? well i still have mine and love it except its a bit big for what i need and it was falling apart! lol. so i made my own pattern from looking at it.. and i LOVE it i made kason the ultimate church bag complete with crayon, marker, cars, snacks etc. pockets and perfect ammount of space for coloring books!! ill send pics :):)
but a church bag for ME would be great!!! crossing my fingers!!

Julie said...

So cute! Your birdie sling turned out awesome! How did you do? Did it take forever?

It looks awesome and the candy corn bag is adorable!

Um and I always like bags because I am obessed with them too!

julietrevino7@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Jamie, you know that I'm not a bag or purse person at all, but since becoming a mom, I'm turning into one. What is happening to me!!! I have a way cute polka dot church bag, but it is falling apart and I need a new one, so yes put me in the drawing please!!!! janetrunning@yahoo.com
Thanks bag lady!

Kelly said...

I was just thinking I wanted that bag since it matches the bulletin board I just made today...then you offered to give it away...it's a sign!!! =)

Havalah said...

Oh my gosh, I have that amy butler bag, but my sister made it for me and i LOVE IT so much!!! You are talented. I use that church bag every week and people always comment on it I wish we lived closer and we could sew together.

Josh.Meagan.Abigail said...

HECK YES!!! I would totally LOVE a bag!! These are all so adorable. I need to get on this train and learn how to make some!! Count me in!
josh.meagan@hotmail.com

Gosfam said...

I love giveaways and bags thanks to Cameron's publicity on facebook--I would love to win. It is super cute.

mattles22 at yahoo dot com

Lindsay Chipman said...
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Carol Lindsey said...

Me too...I love your bags...hope I win.
Carol Lindsey

Brad, Rebecca, Jacob said...

Love that you love to sew. Maybe some day I can say those words too. The bags you made are very cute. Love the birdy one. chebecca at hotmail dot com. I'll be out of town on the 1st, but I still want to be in the drawing!!!

David and Melissa Gardner said...

I want one, they are so cute! laprincesse03@hotmail.com

Sarah said...

Hey Jamie! I love all your bags and would love to be the proud owner of one:) We miss you guys!

Nicole said...

I would love one, I have never successfuly completed a sewing project in my life.

Kara and Scott said...

Oh Oh, these are cute cute bags! Maybe that will have to be my next project! my email is karatmorris@gmail.com

heather said...

You are my sewing inspiration! I would love a bag! heatherachristensen@gmail.com

Ruth said...

All your bags are amazing, and you are an amazing seamstress! And if I wasn't such a slacker about blogging lately (my own blog included) I totally would have wanted to enter your giveaway, even though you have already sewed something for me. :)