Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Oh so sweet - new Amy Butler fabric purse.

I always love finding ways to use leftover fabric from a project, never wanting to waste a scrap! I also love the challenge of design, so my frugal nature spurs me on to constantly find ways to be creative. I pondered over the best design for the Amy Butler fabric from my last purse, and also
knew I wanted something "different".

I'm learning that you can't force inspiration, so after what seems like hours of going over and over fabric scraps in various combinations and still lacking ideas, I just let it go. One night when just before going to sleep, the design flashed through my mind. I leaped up, sketched out my design, and got to right to work the next day.


Here's what I came up with, and with only a 1" X 2" scrap of fabric left over and to spare!! I even had to scrape to get enough for the fabric florette, but in the end, I think the purse has a sweet, old-fashioned, and even kind of retro look, complete with ruffled lace trim. What do you think?









Sweet purse with lace/flowers. Amy Butler fabric:http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.
php?listing_id=29460828

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5 comments:

  1. Cute! Isn't it crazy how sometimes you just have to let go, and then suddenly that design pops in your head?!

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  2. Very pretty. I should send you my scrap fabric.

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  3. Pat, I couldn't figure how to do feedback??? DUH....so,
    I want to comment on your handbags. They are fabulous!
    I ordered one the other day, it was at my door in two days, and I live across country in Southern California!
    I was impressed with the summer Peacock design handbag. I needed a new one, so I ordered this one from you.
    It is even more lovely in "person".
    I just absolutely love it.
    Thank you for your wonderful service, you sweet note and your carefully handwritten card directions on care of this bag.
    I'll be checking back often!

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  4. wow! love how you turned that scrap fabric into something so pretty :) and Thank You so much for your readership, we appreciate it so much <3

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  5. I really like ur layout

    and i'm always stuck with what to do with scrap fabric :(

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