Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Amy Butler Day

Here are my current works-in-progress from Amy Butler's In Stitches: More Than 25 Simple and Stylish Sewing Projects.

Bedside Organizer

A neighbor and friend seriously ill in the hospital needs something to hold her personal stuff and requested a bed organizer like the one I made for myself from Amy’s book.

She loves southwest designs so I’m using an upholstery fabric that matches her bedroom d├ęcor at home. The flannel piece on the right is for lining the eyeglass compartment.

Patchwork Bag

This is for the September/October Sew-Along which I’ve been procrastinating on actually doing. I’ve had the fabrics but not the energy. Just tired, I guess.

These are my chosen fabrics but I’m not quite sure about the cottage rose-looking piece on the far left. I like it a lot but am not convinced it works with my project. I’ll see what happens.

Hmmm…I seem to be in red mode for these two projects.

Amy Butler News!

  • New patterns are posted on Amy Butler’s web site: Kimberly bag, Anna tunic, Sophia carry-all, and Lotus tunic and cami. Here’s the link.

  • Amy has posted some additional free projects—fabric leaves, fabric necklace, sweet greetings portfolios, Nigella yoga bag—download PDF versions here.
  • She has a pre-holiday sale going on—50% off her first collection of manufactured handbags, fabric journals, and pillows. Click here.


Anonymous said...

Is this your good deed for the week. How lovely and what a great idea for your ill friend. That should cheer her up. Love all the colours.

mjanice12 said...

The fabrics you chose for your patchwork bag are beautiful! I think that the floral on the left will work very well in the bag. Some of the pieces of patchwork are extremely small, so to really show off your florals you could use them for the larger blocks. When I was learning to quilt last year, my teacher told me to view my arrangement of fabrics from a distance or squint your eyes if you are up close. That way you can see if you have balanced your dark, medium and light fabrics. Your work always looks like it came out of a magazine, and I'm sure this will be no exception.

a pink-bee said...

How sweet Junie, and what lovely fabric's you have choosen for the project! Hope your friend recovers quickly.
Thanks for the links :)

Storybook Woods said...

June your creativity and energy amaze me. xoxoxox Clarice

Lynn said...

Your friend is very lucky. I was just looking for your patchwork bag in the flickr group the other day and was surprised that it wasn't there! Can't wait to see the finished project!

Yummers! said...

You are so sweet to make that for your friend. You put so much heart into your gifts!!

I love any news about Amy Butler... thanks! I'll say goodbye and go click on the links.


What a Sweet gift for your friend! I can't wait to see the patchwork bag when finished!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I hope your friend will be home to her own bedroom soon. You're a good friend June, and I'm sure your friend will be thrilled with her gift.

Carol said...

Huh? You get tired?????
I Love all the red fabrics, it's my favorite color!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

JunieMoon,How nice that you are making that for your friend--it's nice that you are using fabrics that match her bedroom at home, that will be especially nice for her to feel a little bit of home while she is away from it. You really are such a sweety!

Love the fabrics you chose, red is such a vibrant and happy color.
Smiles, Karen

Deb said...

Thank you, Junie, for the links! I think the fabrics you've chosen look wonderful together; I've been loving red lately, also.


karen said...

Dear Junie

You do so much no wonder you feel a little tired - its just a sign to take it easy a bit. I love reading your blog and find it quite inspiring. Please tale care of yourself too.