Amy Butler meet University of Arizona

Every once in a while my hubby manages to get tickets to University of Arizona events.  Last night was one of those nights.  He called mid-afternoon with the news “I have tickets to the basketball game!”  Fantastic – a night out with my husband is just what I needed.  What I also needed was a bag to carry at said event.  I mean good heavens – why would I want to be preparing for the craft show this weekend when I can be making myself bags?  😉

Luckily, I already had the University of Arizona fabric on hand.  Long long ago I had planned on making a bag for such occasions.  It just kept getting pushed to the back of the pile and never got made because other things kept taking priority.  Feeling very motivated, however, I decide to get that bag done in time for the game.  It helped that I had a crafty friend here too!  (And let’s not forget, it also helped me procrastinate preparing for the craft show.  I’m a last minute type of gal!)

Canvas would have been an easy choice for the lining of the bag – and something I had on hand as well – but it seemed a bit boring to me.  This print was the one begging to be used.  So Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain it was!  The next problem came with the closure.  I have magnetic closures on hand – but again…they just were not calling my name, plus I wanted to bring a little of the Amy Butler print to the outside of a bag….so a button was decoupaged with a scrap of the fabric. (not by me – that’s my friend’s handy work)  Perfect!  Now I had a bag to carry to the game. 🙂


The game – well it was exciting!  Sadly, the University of Arizona lost by 1 point with .8 seconds left on the clock.  I guess I can’t exactly call my bag a good luck bag.

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4 Responses to “Amy Butler meet University of Arizona”


  1. 1 Law November 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Very cool. Can you make a Rangers bag??

  2. 2 DJLB November 20, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Tunred out way cute! Sorry your team lost. bummer.
    Good luck getting things done for the craft fair.
    Talk to you soon.

  3. 3 Goosie Girl November 21, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Love the bag. Love the team spirit. I live in TN.. you know, where the blood run orange! 🙂 You could sell these babies like hot cakes it they were done in UT fabric.. I’m also diggin the inside – very cool!

  4. 4 Tiff@Three Peas November 23, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    So cute!!! Glad you got a night out with your husband!!


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