Here are two more of Amy Butler's Birdie Sling bag:
I made one out of faux snake skin, here's a close up of what is looks like, really sharp! It caught my eye at the fabric store I frequent. You can find them here. They have a great selection of fabrics and the workers are always very helpful!
The other bag, I made out of extra fabric from previous projects. This time I added fabric studs I purchased from Kit Kraft. They had the best shipping prices to Hawaii. Okay living here, we (okay so I speak for myself) are very careful about purchases w/shipping costs that can double and at times quadruple the price of the merchandise. Crazy! It cost me less than $6 (okay $5.95 to be exact, plus tax) to get a full order versus another well-known business (no name, please) that only goes through an express carrier and would have cost me at least $26.00. Go figure. In today's economy, wouldn't you think that businesses offer shipping prices that are reasonable for repeat customers/business? The USPS has a variety of Prioirty Mail boxes with set shipping rates that can be literally stuffed without changing the shipping price. Duh! Next time I need a refill on studs, I'm going through Kit Kraft. since no one sells fabric studs in my area.
I realized AFTER I cut the fabric on this side of the bag only , the peace symble was upsidedown. Eeeeeeek! So I did a test to a few people to see if they can see what I called an "obvious error". They didn't. My husband says I always look at things too closely. Actually, I do, but to things that I make and do as tool to myself for improvement. Then I realize that with things handmade, the "unperfect" are what makes them special and unique, right? So, I'm okay with this "obvious error". Main thing, I learned something....pay attention to the fabric before making that cut.
Of course, I had to put my BB & me label...The polka dots makes the bag youthful and fun. I can totally see someone using this as a beach bag! Or maybe even a sleepover bag.
So I had little b model the faux snake skin bag this morning. Then insisted that she use it as her school bag. To my surprise, it fit her binder, a text book, her library book a small water bottle really well. Not heavy at all! Don't it look cute on her!
Here's a sneak peak of another project.. Basketball season is upon us and I thought it would be appropriate to do something for my son since little b talked me into giving her the faux snake skin bag.
Thanks for visiting, I hope you come back and see my finished basketball project!
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