Monday, March 10, 2008

Superman Cape & Lotus Bag

Isabella's best friend, Sam is having his 3rd birthday in a couple of weeks so this weekend I made him his own superman cape from the Puking Pastilles tutorial to go with his presents. I love that the Superman "S" also works for "Sam"!

I reallllly wanted the Amy Butler Swing bag pattern. I even sent my poor mother-in-law into her local shop in Ballarat, Victoria as they had them listed on their website, but alas, none left. I may order it from the USA if I can't get it out of my head :-) She did apparently get me a Melly & Me pattern, but it's a surprise which one! I'm secretly hoping it's Under the Sea or Magoo the Monkey (so I can make one for my little monkey :-) but heck, they are all so nice it doesn't really matter!.
Trying to find another bag to make, I found a lovely Lotus Bag tutorial from the Craft Apple blog. So off to Spotlight I went and found some nice subtle flowers fabric and some cream courdoroy. The cord works really well as the lining fabric as it's nice and heavy and I made a nice pocket on the inside, perfect size for my Blackberry. It even got a test run outside when I took Isabella shopping yesterday afternoon. Pretty pleased with the results.


Emma said...

Wow - Love love love the superman cape! My little man would love this! And the bag is just gorgeous! Well done!

Emma said...

Wow! Love love love the superman cape. Every little boy needs one!! And the bag is gorgeous. Well done!

Lisa said...

Thanks Emma!

Bec said...

Wow - that cape is fantastic!!! Your bag looks great too. They both look very professional. Oh, and by the way, I'm from the EB Newbie Sewers thread....just haven't posted for a while (it's on my list of things to do today). So uh, yeah - welcome to the group. You have a great blog!!!

Car said...

I love superman cape Lisa :) am of to check the instructions to make one for myself (huge superman fan here!!!)
Love the bag too ~ ooh which Amy butler pattern are you after?
I'm also one of the newbie sewers!

Lisa said...

Thanks bec & car!

I really wanted to try the Swing bag from Amy Butler. I have found some "similar" free ones, but I just loved the shape of the Swing. I know so many people I would love to make it for. I might bite the bullet and order from USA. I also liked the messenger bag from Amy Butler, I would like tomake one for hubby in courd. Heck I like all her stuff! and the fabric is gorgeous, I wish I had some of it from the Lotus range.