Why not Wednesday?

Why not?

After looking at my friend Lisa's blog,
I thought to myself...
why not?

"Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge".

I just happen to thumb through Amy Butler's new book
"Style Stitches" at Urban Arts.

I was so inspired by the patterns, the colors, and textures.
It was just beautiful!

So (sew),
Why not?
  • make something I love,
  • something I will use,
  • time I can spend with my mom sewing
Perfect activity for a blizzard-y Wednesday.

The first challenge is to make this bag!

Jemellia helps by giving tips, linking to websites for advice, etc.
It is a sewing support group!

You just gotta love that!

I loved the shape of this tote..
The over-sized button,
and the option to make a long handle
or a short handle.

The next step was to choose my fabric...
Urban Arts carries a lot of Amy Butler fabrics.

I was drawn to a cool palette of ocean colors.
I must be dreaming of summer!

Lisa went with these fabrics.

And Jemellia choose these fabrics.

A flickr group has been set up to view all the finished bags!

I did not sign up for the challenge.
I just couldn't commit to make every bag in the book.
Even though, sweet Jemellia will allow you to customize
how many bags you wish to make. 
She listed great reasons to sign up for the blog challenge.

I hope you sign-up
so I can see what fabrics you choose.

Maybe after I get one bag sewn,  I will sign up for real!
Pinkie promise!
For now, I guess I am a lurker...

Do you want a sneaky peek at something else?
Oh, yes!

Before it is in the stores?
Mmm hmm!

Do you love to craft?
Raise your hand high and nod very big....


( I told you it was worth it)


Scrap It Swanky Sister said...

Love the purse and the cool fabric you chose, adorable!! Can't wait to see what it looks like when it's complete!

Lisa said...

Yay Kara! This should be fun!

Lisa said...

Yay Kara! This should be fun!