March 28, 2011

Style Stitches Bag #3 - and a meetup!

 I finished another bag in the Amy Butler book Amy Butler's Style Stitches: 12 Easy Ways to 26 Wonderful Bags - it was the zipper pouch.  I made the "small" and it was much bigger than I pictured - here it is in comparison to my hand:
But still, it was cute.  And I liked the challenge of making something with a zipper (side note, I just found 30 zippers at a thrift store for $3 total - score!)  - -
Fun and cheerful - I thought about adding a ruffle or a few fabric flowers, but I ended up keeping it plain.
 Now, want to know something weird - - last month's bag (found HERE)I entered in the Sew Along and randomly won the prize - wahoo!
Well, that's not what was weird - this is:  I sent my address to Bree and it turns out we live less than 15 minutes from each other - who knew!?!!  So we met for lunch at a local crepe shop - me, Kate (my cousin and behind-the-scenes blog support), and Bree (check out Her Blog HERE)
It was a fun time!  I have yet to make something from my prize of fabric, but when I do I'll let you know  - - oh, and another challenge on a different blog, using the same book:
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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

7 Fabulous Comments:

Congrats! I love the little pouch - I need to find some zippers and practice, practice, practice! Is it too late to join the sew along?

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How fun! Is this the cousin you always dress alike?! You both have pink and a gray jacket, flowers in the hair and a floral purse!
Total score on the zippers and the pouch colors are fabulous!

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I love that...I knew those bags were deceiving in size! I've still got a little time to get mine done...hopefully this week...and how FUN, you and Bree got together! I wanna play! :)

Very cute bag! So springtime! :-)

so cute! i recently made my first zipper pouch too! that book looks great....can't wait to get me a copy!

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