Naturally I decided to kick off my craft blog just as my hottie hubs headed out of the country with our camera. Since I can't take a picture of what I've been working on lately, I thought I'd post some old faves.
A friend watched our boys earlier this year while Ben and I snuck away for a night to celebrate our anniversary. Since our anniversary was in April, I thought I'd make her a big ol' bag ('cause we mommies need those!) in some lighter spring colors.
I'm always a bit nervous making something that someone might wear, carry, or otherwise display becaues I don't want them to feel obligated to use it if it's not their style. Anyone else ever worry about that? But since I knew this friend is an Amy Butler lover, I used only Amy Butler supplies - pattern and fabric - and crossed my fingers!
This was my first time using an Amy Butler pattern and I have to say that I loved her instructions. This wasn't a totally beginner pattern, yet everything was explained in very basic terms. (Though I still tripped up on that top band - had to take that sucker off two times before I finally got it right!)
Here's a shot of the interior. Thanks for looking!