June 27, 2014
Buttercup Evening Bag ... and an Orchid
While I am still waiting to show you a bag I completed a while ago as a tester for Janelle at Emmaline Bags, and while I am currently testing another bag from a designer that is new to me, I thought I would show you another Buttercup Evening Bag that I just completed.
I make these evening bags from fabric swatches that are dressier. It allows me to use beautiful, expensive fabric but still keep the costs down. Here are others that I have posted about. I make them from the Buttercup pattern by Made by Rae. I made another black one because they are the ones that are the most popular with my customers.
I also had to take a picture of it in front of my beautiful orchid that was given to me by a dear friend.
When she gave me this orchid there were no blooms yet but several pods. It has gone on to have 8 blooms with one more (the last one) getting ready to bloom. That will be nine in all. I am so happy because when she gave it to me, I was afraid that I would not be able to keep it alive long enough to see any of the flowers. I really have no green thumb. I have sent her several photos of the orchid as more blooms arrived because I just knew it would not live long enough for all of the blooms to open. But only one left...hope I haven't jinxed myself!!!!
It reminds me of a story from when I was first married. My new mother-in-law gave me a beautiful African Violet that she had broken off from another one she had. She had grown it until it, too, was blooming and well established. Within a few weeks of giving it to me, the plant "didn't look well". That is what she said but I will be honest with you... it was dying. I felt horrible that I was killing her gift to me. It was such pressure. She took it back to see if she could revive it. Well, within 4-6 weeks, it had grown so large that she split it into two plants. She tried to give one back to me but she understood when I told her that I would just visit it at her house! I just better stick to sewing!