Remember this bag? Well, sadly- I have still been carrying it around. Do you know how horrible it looks with my black wool coat?
Everyday when I fetch it from the hooks by the door I think, "ugh- I really need to make a new bag." But I was struggling to find some inspiration. This thought of a new bag has been intensifying as I look forward to a girl's weekend away in the big city. Overnight. Shopping. So, what's a country mouse to do?
For a long time I have loved this.
So I made this:
(This bag was so difficult to photograph on such a gray day. I finally had a measure of success after I hung it from the dining room chandelier)
The pattern is found here. I modified the straps. The bag body is made out of wool, the applique from wool felt. I am in love with the fabric that I used to make the straps. It's made from silk linen and came from a skirt that I picked up at Goodwill. (It was a size 2...the lady at the counter looked at me like, "yeah right lady!")
When they woke up this morning, I proudly showed the girls what I had made. Hannah bluntly blurted out, "Looks like broccoli to me" and returned to her cereal. Emma agreed in a disinterested sort of way and of course Laurel copies whatever anyone else says, "Boccy" she giggled. They are usually so encouraging!?!
Better don't you think?