Friday, February 3, 2012

Birdie Sling for a Friend

It's been quite a while since I've made one of these. I still carry mine that I made in Moçambique.
Last spring, I carried my Birdie Sling to the Vera Bradley outlet sale in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, and when my friend, Terri, in Alabama saw a photo, she requested one.

Well, shame on me.
I'm just now getting around to making it.
It helps that Terri's beautiful daughter, Ashley, has been visiting us. I can send it home with her, which has motivated me to get going - added motivation lies in the fact that today is Sew & Tell Friday and I missed it last week.

This bag has such great size and shape. In my opinion, Amy Butler is "The Bomb" and worthy of high regard in the sewing/pattern-design realm.
So, I'll humbly submit that I thought the only element this bag was lacking is a magnetic snap.
I went ahead and added one to Terri's bag.
I have really missed having one on my bag, because I'd love for it to be able to close.
Now that I've added one to Terri's bag, I'm having second thoughts, as it's causing the top band to bunch a little.

Fortunately, I'm pretty sure that Terri sees me through rose-colored glasses.
At least, I like to think so.

The plaid lining fabric is from a capulana that I brought back from Moçambique.

I'm throwing in a little bonus, since I miss my friend so much that it hurts. (I haven't seen her since May '09.) She's one of those hip, wanna-be-farmer, goat-milkin', flowy-blonde-hair, 10-K-runnin', make-you-laugh-until-you-cry, mama-of-9-not-wanting-to-feed-her-family-GMO-food types. In short: I love her!

If a miracle happens over the weekend before Ashley returns home, I'll make a gathered clutch to match the Birdie Sling.
If not, there's always Terri's birthday.


  1. oh, what a sweet bag! love the fabrics you chose, especially the plaid lining :)

  2. Your friend will love these gifts! So very pretty!

  3. Your bag looks great and I'm sure that your friend will love it!

  4. Oh yes! I see you thru rose, tulip and daisy colored glasses because my bag is absolutely PERFECT!! I just love it!! I am so encouraged by your dedication to your sewing. You definetely have a gift but you also consistently apply and discipline yourself to learn and make the time. Again, thank you so much for this beautiful labor of love!!