Wednesday, March 12, 2008


So today I'm plugging away at work, cursing my fickle experiments and wishing I was outside enjoying the taste of spring we're getting. I take a little brain break and pop over to the Amy Butler contest Flickr page. They promised to announce the contest winners today and I was curious which of the beautiful bags had one. And, well, see for yourself.

Seriously? Seriously!

I almost jumped out of my desk when I saw that! Are you kidding me? The winner!?!?! Wow...

Okay, I'm super excited and just totally flabbergasted. I mean, I love my bag, but who would have thought that Amy Butler would love it too. I mean, the woman's designs are just so cool. And the competition was so stiff. Did you see some of those? Awesome...

Yeah. A good day after all. Happy happy!


P.S. To add to the flattery, people have already been asking if I sell these. TOOO COOL! Anyway, if you are one of those, I don't have anything officially worked out yet. But when my new machine comes (!), I'll definitely be stitching up more of this design, probably by special order only. Contact me through the comments here if you have to have one (I won't publish your info) and we'll work out the details.


  1. Congrats, Kim! Enjoy that new machine!!!!!! Woo-Hoo!!!

  2. Congratulations!

    That is one awesome bag. I can tell that you put a ton of time, planning, thought, and effort into its construction. Well done!

    Now, do you have any idea of what you will charge if / when you make them to sell?

    Ric Rac Rocks (paisley too)!

  3. Yep. That tote is awesome. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations! That is so cool that you won the machine! Your bag is super cute! Happy Sewing.

    Take care = )

  5. Congrats!!
    Yup I'm one of those that simply "must have" this bag. Seriously I have 2 year old twins and a brand new cub scout and this would be the best tote ever for both my carrying needs and my need to feel stylish! :o)

  6. Thanks so much! You all are so sweet!
    I'm flattered that you all like it so much :) I've had a lot of interest in the bag and/or patterns being for sale, so I'm working on that now and will keep you posted! Stop back for updates--Erika, I'll make sure you're one of the first to know :)

  7. your bag looks great! i stumbled upon it in flickr...i can definitely see why you won the contest!

  8. I am so happy that you won. Yours was my favorite. I loved that you weren't afraid to go with so much orange, so many people are afraid of orange. WOOHOO! Enjoy it!

  9. Congrats! How exciting for you :) I loved your bag, it was def. my fave. How cool that it was Amy Butler's fave as well :) When you sell these I definitely want to be on that list. I want one badly!:) Pleae let me know when you start selling them.

  10. Congratulations!!! Your bag is fantastic -- I LOVE the use of ric rac with the curvy line. Super!!!