Friday, August 21, 2009

New Purse/Tote in Amy Butler Midwest Modern Garden Maze

I bought this Amy Butler fabric last year before we moved. I was going to make an apron out of it for an apron making contest at the local quilt shop. But then we moved and I didn't end up using the fabric for anything until now.

I wanted to make a tote/purse/scripture case. It didn't turn out quite as I'd envisioned it, my measurements were a little off, but it still turned out pretty good...if I do say so myself.

I think it will work out great for any of the uses I orginally intended it for.

Plus it comes with a Key-Fob, Coin Purse, inside zippered pocket and latch to hold your keys or coin purse.


To tell you the truth I think I like it even better than the original version I had for this tote/purse. I love it when a mistake turns out better than what you planned!!!

So lets talk about this fabric a little more.
On etsy they have forums, one of them is a critique forum where you can have your shop or your products critiqued by other etsy sellers.
I posted this bag on there to see what others had to say.
On lady said the fabric reminded her of a modern William Morris textile.
I guess I'm not that with it or that cultured because I had no idea what she was saying. If we'd been talking face to face I would have had that fake smile, yes, I know exactly what you're talking about look on my face. But because I was in the cyberworld it was pretty easy to fake that I knew what she was talking about.
So, I looked William Morris up on Wikipedia.
I think she was right, it reminds me of a modern William Morris too.
I learned something new! Etsy is Educational too!!!

2 comments:

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Really wonderful work! Your product photography is very good too. Thanks for stopping by and visiting me too!

Cheers!
http://juliemagerssoulen.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Vey nice! I love the colors!!