Saturday, April 9, 2011

A Buttercup for summer

Our auction was looking a little thin for last night, so I whipped this up in the afternoon to stop myself obsessing about all the little things I had to take care of for the fund raiser. I'll update you on how things went once all the dust (and cash) settles!

AMH Buttercup Bag by Poppyprint

I made this one using a decor weight Anna Maria Horner Drawing Room print. Luscious. Even better because I got it on super-sale when I went to Vegas in the fall.

AMH Buttercup Bag by Poppyprint

The bag is lined with a Rouenneries linen-look cotton and the pocket is a Lecien dot (love). I swear I could make Rae's adorable bag in my sleep. They are so quick and easy to make up and people love them! I strengthened the lining with Craftfuse (that I purchased at Jo Ann while we were in Florida for spring break) but I don't like it. Just as wrinkly/bubbly as the Pellon product I was using previously. Ick. It looked fine when I first fused it, but once you do any manipulation of the piece (like turning the bag) it gets all yucky looking! I did my best to press it back into submission. Back to the drawing board on that one.

Hope you are having a spectacular weekend.

22 comments:

carol said...

Wow! You keep making one awesome thing after another! Amazing! Hope he fund raiser went well!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

So pretty! I use batting in mine and FMQ it to the lining before sewing it together. It gives the bag some body, but they stay very soft. I also ad a strip of batting to the strap handle.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

What a great bag and I hope your quilt does well too. Spent the afternoon cleaning my big old beloved Volvo ready to sell. Bit sad really. I love that car!

nicolette said...

A luscious looking bag Krista! Beautiful lining and pocket too!
Did you make the Poppyprint label yourself? I’ve tried some of my own, but the ink disappears after washing... so sad!

Amy said...

The bag is great and I really like the way you used the fabric. I can't wait to hear about how successful you were!

What Comes Next? said...

a fabulous bag! I've got the instructions for that Buttercup Bag, but am yet to make it. Seeing all of the ones you've made has got me thinking I'd better hop to it aand give it a whirl!

I hope your fundraiser was spectacular!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I need to make this bag. Yours are all so pretty!

Elvy Crafts said...

I sometimes have trouble placing large-ish prints into projects -- this looks fabulous. I love the way you positioned and centered the various elements of the print.

MiniBinoy said...

beautiful bag indeed!!

shez said...

What a lovely bag Krista,it is beautifully sewn,well done.

felicity said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous bag! I love how your centred the design on the bag. I hope you raised lots and lots of moolah!

Kathy P said...

I don't like Craft Fuse either. Try Pellon's SF-101 woven. It adds body without the crinkly feeling. I really like it and use it in all my bags. Here's the webpage:
http://pellonideas.com/downloads/SF101.pdf

PinkGranny said...

The bag looks good from here. Le tme know if you find a fusible you like. I really like this bag I hope it fetched a good price!

Canadian Kristin said...

You just whipped that up? What?!?!?! That's crazy awesome!!! I'll just bet the auction was a huge success!! Well done, Krista!

dutch sisters said...

What a lovely bag!

Ethne said...

This is a stunning bag - someone will be very happy with it

traceyjay said...

this is so cute... I need to go make that pattern. :) I just did a bag with fusible fleece... I'll try that and let you know how it works.

Michele Pacey said...

love that fabric! sorry about the interfacing. looks like a product needs developing... I can't think of anyone better suited for that than you...

Kristen said...

You are the bag queen! I really like how you used the big print!!

Mrs Moen said...

Oh, Queen of whipping and swapping; it's pretty and lovely and pretty lovely!

amandajean said...

it's just gorgeous! i have issues with any and all interfacing. ugh.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Very pretty, you have chosen your fabrics well.