Here she is, my finished butterfly bag. After making Allyson’s bag I of course had to make one for myself! Just like the others, the appliqué is hand sewn onto a layer of vintage sheet and muslin with the lining made up of the same. Gosh, I love how this feels!
I must say, I’ve really gotten the hang of cutting up my sheet stash. I don’t know what took me so long! All I can think about now are things to make with those lovely, colorful linens. I think Spring brings it out in me. Now that a few bags have been made, I’m thinking that some of these appliqués might me nice made into a mini quilt or two, don’t you think? They’d also be nice as pillows, but I have no need for any more pillows in this house. And then there are dresses....
With the warmer weather I’ve been thinking about dresses for Miss Ava. She’s turning 5 in a few months, so I’m assuming that my window on making her sweet dresses is closing. No, not just yet, but I don’t think there will be many more years of her wanting mama made dresses. The time now is golden, so I had better take advantage of it!
While I was planning out the butterfly bag, I decided to play around with a new bag design. It’s somewhat based on my first ever pattern, the Lily Beth, but different. I like it so far, but there are still tweaks to make, like it might be just a tad too tall, and I’d like to see how it looks with a one strap option. Hmmm…wanna know a secret? The tweaking is my favorite part. Maybe that’s why I can’t leave things alone. Even after I publish a pattern I’ll go back and make changes to it when I make one for myself. Or maybe I just have a problem coloring within the lines – ha!!!