Monday, May 7, 2012

If you give a girl a festival . . .

If you give a girl a festival,

she'll probably want a new bag to go with it.




I haven't sewn anything since I made my Nook case back in January.  I cut two big pieces for a shirt last month, but they're still sitting near the machine, untouched.  But last Friday, at the end of a tiring week when I didn't want to use one more ounce of brain power thinking about school or chores or anything else, I decided I needed a new bag.  Something a little bigger than my small cross-body bag, with wider straps, so I'd be comfy all day.  I dug in my fabric stash, found some cute $1 a yard clearance fabric I picked up last year for no reason other than it was cute and a dollar a yard and a few pieces of white print for the lining.  A couple of hours later (it took that long mostly because I had to actually stop to feed people), Mama had a brand new bag.

It isn't perfect (I should have made the flap a little longer), but it's mine.  And I love it.

It's amazing what a couple of hours creating (especially when you didn't plan on it) can do for your mood.

3 comments:

  1. Good for you! And you're right. The making things, sometimes it's just critical.

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  2. Yep. Sometimes you just gotta DO something to let those creative urges OUT before something explodes!
    :)
    Cute bag. Love the fabric. I would have bought it too, for the very same reasons(and a whole LOT of it, at that price!).
    Fun festival?
    ~april

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  3. I think I got two yards of it . . . I cut out the two pieces for a shirt, then this bag, and I still have a good bit left over. Kicking myself for not getting more!

    And yes, the festival was AMAZING! I actually recommend it over Jazz Fest. Or, at least, go to this one the first weekend, then go to Jazz Fest for its second weekend. If you must. :) But then again, the second week of Jazz Fest is also the Crawfish Festival here . . .

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