(Sorry for the horrid picture, I was too lazy to find a nicer background.)
I wanted to share this amazing pattern with all of you. I'm sure some of you have already seen it, or at least seen the beautiful bags that have been made from it, but for those of you who haven't, this post is for you!
It's called the Buttercup Bag, and you can find the pattern for free at made by Rae. Rae is an amazingly talented crafter who is kind enough to share many of the patterns she creates. I would rate the difficulty of this purse at a 'simple' for those of you who have basic sewing down. If I have enough time I can make a bag like this in one day (as in if I only have a few hours to sew), and each time I finish I think, "Wow, I should make more of these, that was so simple".
I definitely encourage you all to pick some pretty fabric and try out this pattern. If you are a little intimidated, don't be. It's a great opportunity to expand your sewing skills!
P.S. To make mine a little more durable I used a thicker fabric and I added a layer of interfacing (is that what that stiff stuff is called?). It made a huge difference.