Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The bag lady


Today Jackie came over to help me make an Amy Butler bag. I am making two, one for Jess for her birthday and one for myself. Ages ago Jack came to church with this gorgeous bag (the one in the pic above) and told me about how she had done a class and made it.

I decided I would do it too and then Jack said, hey I will teach you myself. Now I am not very good at sewing but with Jackie's patience and long-suffering, we got it finished.

I am so pleased. I never thought I would feel so good about something I made with my own hands (and Jackie's) because I usually give up before I try and tell myself that I am not a good sewer or am not very crafty etc... but hey I did it! One small step at a time.

Thankyou so much for taking the time to help me Jackie. I really appreciate it and loved spending this wild windy day making this bag and hanging out with you. I may sew a straight line yet!

Oh and this is the dessert I made for lunch. Does it pass Mel?


13 comments:

The Kings said...

Nice one Simone!! I'm going to have to start calling you Molly!! So this is what you were doing while I was pumping away at the gym yesterday.

Jackie said...

Hey Simone!!!!
It was a pleasure spending the day with you and showing you how to sew the bag..you did pretty good..considering you had lunch and dessert and looking after the kids..thanks for letting me stay till 5pm..hope you got dinner cooked for Simon!!!!!Lisa...Simone's Caramel slice was really yummy..lol

make it perfect said...

woohoo! i knew you had it in you!
great job, the bag looks great. are you going to make the second one by yourself??

Makayla said...

Wooh, well done, it looks awesome!! Jackie sure does know her stuff!

Anonymous said...

I'm terribly impressed Simone.
Love Lorraine.
xxx

* said...

What a great bag! I love Amy Butlers stuff it always looks good. Love the desert as well, yummmmm
Angela

Nettie's Blog said...

do you think Jakie would like to take a class ...i would love to sign up and make one too...we could pay ...i would travel to your place maybe???? i am sure there are others who would like to do it...anyone else interestedf????maybe at the Westbury community centre one arvo?????check it out Simone

Jessica said...

GREAT! yayaya now (almost a year later) I might get my birthday pressie!! dont think your getting out of this years! just over a month till my MASSIVE suprise 21st!! be there!... (ps if you could just remind Kyle to organise my suprise birthday party that'd be sweet)

Jessica said...

p.p.ps Just so you know i give you permission to put my "works every time and tastes awesome" caramel slice on the blog and "pretend" your naturally amazing ;)

The Triffitts said...

I guess now that you have found your crafty side we can expect R.S handouts with frills and puffs in true Molly style.

Penny B. said...

Great bag Simone! It's fun to think that I was chatting to you just as you were about to start this project - nice to see the end project!

Mel said...

nothing wrong with being a molly girl! and the only problem with the slice is none was sent my way : )

Jury Family said...

I love the bag.I have been wanting to make a similar bag myself for some time but keep talking myself out of it since my sewing skills are terrible