Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Go-To Gift

I just love Rae's buttercup bag pattern. I've made so many as gifts, donations for fundraisers and even 2 for myself. A friend celebrated a milestone birthday today, so I whipped up another one for her yesterday afternoon.

Buttercup bag for Jen

It is made with Joel Dewberry (Ginseng) home-dec weight fabric leftover from making this bag. The interior is Amy Butler's Nigella print, also home-dec.

Buttercup bag for Jen interior

I knew last time I made it, I wanted a slightly longer strap, but after completing the bag I realized it was too long. Recalling a sweet button I bought at the textile market in Amsterdam a couple of years ago, I came up with a very simple strap-shortening-solution that almost looks like I did it on purpose.

Buttercup bag strap detail

It's snowing like crazy. Should be an interesting soccer practice for D tonight. I bet all of those 12 year old girls will be too busy trying to catch snowflakes on their tongues to pay any attention to their coaches! I know that's what I'd be doing.

16 comments:

Dianne said...

Sweet bag Krista, way to use up the overabundant fabric from your "OMG you made that?!" bag. :0)
Snow has stopped here so am crossing my fingers that it is warming up!!!!

SoozeM said...

Gorgeous bag! I love that strap shortening trick, I used it last year on a bag I made my daughter but my folds were a bit bigger, it reminded me of butterfly wings so I called it her butterfly bag and she never knew the reason behind it :)

Amy said...

Cute bag! It came out very well. I like that pattern a lot too.

paulette said...

Gorgeous bag...what a good friend you are!! And what a cute trick to shorten a strap!! Of course you have to have a cute button to go on top...think I'll whip over to Amsterdam to get a couple!!:o)
Take care!
Paulette

Krista said...

This is great! And really, that easy to make? The strap shortening is genius!

carol said...

You are waaaay too talented for one person! Wow! Lucky friend!

KarrieLyne said...

I need to make one of these adorable bags!! Thanks for the link to the pattern. I had misplaced mine. :)

Mrs Moen said...

Oh how i wish I could be one of you guys who can write whip up and bag in the same sentence without being a joke. The bag is wonderful, I love the fabric and the little folded rosette on the strap!

Ariane said...

I love it! It's so gorgeous!! I just love that fabric. It makes it look so expensive. Well, it's expensive fabric, but you know what I mean. LOL!! Hugs Ariane

dutch sisters said...

Your bag is georgeous!

Mary said...

Very cute bag, and great strap solution!

traceyjay said...

love this free pattern... your bag is so cute! :)

Kathy P said...

Your lining looks so crisp and neat. Do you interface it? Love the fabric!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I need to make one of these. I really do love the pattern, and I love that with the right fabric it doesn't look like a something a "quilter" made. (You know what i mean by that right... )


PS- I love the button/bow on the strap. You should do that on purpose more often.

ayumills said...

You are really making me want to try out the pattern! Your buttercup bag is so beautiful! I can imagine seeing a bag just like this at my favorite local store. Oh and the strap-shorting solution is fantastic!

Rae said...

oh hey fun! So glad you love it! Very cute, and love the strap "embellishment"! :)