Wednesday, March 18, 2009



Morning friends...just a quick post to show you what I have been up to in the studio. I have been sewing up these beautiful (if I do say so myself) Montauk tote bags. The linings are just as pretty as the outside. I have used lots of assorted prints for each bag lining. Very colorful! I must admit the design is not all mine. I started with a purchased Butler pattern and changed it up quite a bit. I made it much easier to construct. Sometimes I think these designers make their patterns complicated on purpose to justify the cost. I almost always find an easier way after my first one. I remember seeing a purse at a local quilt show and buying the pattern. When I got it home and tried to sew one I got sooooo frustrated by her instructions that I decide to wing it. Well my purse looks just like hers and I skipped 1/3 of her steps. She was making it way too difficult. I have been having fun with all the pastel prints I have been using. I hope these sell at my booth ;-)......I have also been using up my scraps making pretty pin cushions. I will post them soon. Until next time...stay creative and be kind.

4 comments:

MaШenka said...

Love the bags and fabrics are just gorgeous! I miss colorful things here in BelgiuM...

Kelly Ann said...

Montauk? okay where did that name come from? You from New York? btw...I love the fabric you've chosen for these bags...very nice..

Janet said...

I am a New Yorker and my brother -in-law has 2 beach front homes in Montauk. My husband grew up spending summers camping on the beach. Bill and I love it there...much more laid back than the Hamptons.

Sherone said...

Love your bags. You are so creative. FYI, I posted the blog about you this morning as promised.

Btw, have you ever been on MaryJane's Farmgirl Connection. There are many apron lovers on that forum. I love it.

Anyway, I'm so glad to have you as a friend.

Sherone
Tiny Taylor Ranch