I am Doris in N CA. Over time, this has become the "serious" blog.
Since the suicide of my son, I have become involved in suicide awareness and, yes, that creeps into the blog on a fairly regular basis.
You'll never guess what I've been making
Of course, you'll be able to guess - more bags. The yellow bag was made from this pattern. I've made two other bags from this pattern, obviously love it. This bag has a snap and I'm still so new at inserting magnetic snaps that I take pictures at every occation.
The green bag was made from this tutorial and I think the tutorial is absolutely brilliant. The first time I've ever made a bag from start to finish in one day. And I procrastinated plenty (toenails got repainted, laundry got folded etc. etc.) It would have been done even faster is somebody hadn't sewn the wrong strap pieces together. But the bag was done by dinnertime on Saturday and I love it. It's perfect. I gave mine a bottom, because I have a thing about bag bottoms. I want to make more of them, many more and in time I will. Maybe I'll even go off now and pick out some fabric. Nevermind that I have a closet stuffed full, I had to go out yesterday and buy more. Heavier fabric, decorating weight, that way it doesn't need interfacing which I don't much like to work with. I realize it has its place and many bags need it, but, thankfully, not this one.