I would like to highlight a few bags from January's challenge.
I love linen and brown, way to go Robin.
I like big flowers and I cannot lie, you other sewists can't deny!
I love what JayBird Quilts did with her bag, she used laminated cotton for the main exterior. I have made some zipper bags and toddler smocks with LC, but that's been it so far. I am motivated to step it up with laminated cotton now.
I love the pinks and browns on Lisa's bag!
Fried Okra's bag. I feel like the black really did it for me.
What can I say? Michelle used Urban Chiks. 1974. So sacred that no one is even sewing with it…
Marci Girl's bag is just so pretty. Plaid and applique, yes, please!
Terri's birds. Yes.
More birds. Oh yes. Way to go Robin.
I am just tickled that so many people participated, in the first month. Some bags will stay with their makers, some are being gifted, which is awesome!
Speaking of awesome, here's one more bag–this was a first project for this person! Is that not fantastic?
Everyone (even if you are still working on your bag) should give yourself 2 pats on the back and have a cupcake with extra frosting! Congratulations on making your bags, they were all great, by the way! There were so many pieces, keeping track of that was a feat, for sure!
** If you are making the Cosmo Bag (from the book Style Stitches) and need some guidance, I made a quick sew-a-long in 2 posts: Part 1 & Part 2. You can see my bag there. If you just want some inspiration, check out the SSMBC 2011 flickr group to see all of the bags submitted.
For January, The Style Stitches Monthly Bag Challenge 2011 sponsors are:
Above All Fabric, who is awarding a $25 gift certificate!
and Fat Quarter Shop, who is awarding a $50 gift certificate!
Now, let's announce the 2 winners for this month's challenge.
I used Random Number Generator to select the winners…
"Bright on a Snowy Day"
"Bag Full of Roses"
Now, you must SEND ME AN E-MAIL TO CLAIM YOUR GIFT CERTIFICATE. The first person who sends me a message gets to pick first, the second person gets the alternative gift certificate. You can reply to this post if you like, but you must send me a separate e-mail to claim your prize. My address is jemelliahilfiger AT yahoo.com. I suggest copying and pasting it to get it correct.
Thank you to everyone who made a bag, told someone about the challenge, or both!
A very big thank you to our January sponsors!
I'll have February's bag post ready today. It's a snow day and I have a toddler to entertain!