Saturday, October 01, 2011

Celebrate Color: I Finally Finished Something!

I finally have a submission for the Celebrate Color contest. Just finished it up an hour ago, and I think it's pretty cute. The pattern was fun, easy to understand, and comes in two different sizes. I made the larger one, as I can't leave the house without half of what I own coming with me.

Alexander Henry's new fall fabric "rivoli girl."
I lined the inside with Anna Maria Horner's "Framed" in oilcloth.
The pattern is Amy Butler's Frency Tote.
 It took me a while to cut into my fabric. I fell in love with the girls on Alexander Henry's new fall line, and couldn't decide which two girls I wanted to fussy cut. Trust me, it took way too long. 

I also had to deal with a few distractions. But honestly, who doesn't want to dive into a jar of buttons and just play. Really? It's just me?

This is the first time in a while that we've been able to just relax. I'm loving it. After a very busy week at work (so very excited about my new library!), we are all happy to hunker down on this chilly, perfectly fall day.

Gramma got the kiddos matching jammies... Love the look on her face.

And...I ordered some custom tags from Gutentags. So fun! Totally worth checking out! I matched the font on my tags with the font I used in my blog header. Pretty tricky, right? 


Christie said...

The bag looks so sweet, I love the 'gals' you ended up choosing to feature!
I think I wouldn't mind a play in that button jar too!

hueisei said...

Love the bag!! Nice choice of fabric you choose for the bag :)

Carolyn said...

I love the bag you made. I'm not good at making bags . I can make totes. The fabric is so cute. The tags are a great idea. And who wouldnt want to play in a jar of buttons.