I started more bags last night. I’m up to about 20 bags minus 2. Why minus 2? I brought some to the office to work on during lunch/conference calls and 2 co-workers each nabbed 1. What can I say? They squealed. I caved. LOL
Here’s Lynsey sporting her fancy new bag…
The bags I started last night feature blue ticking-like material that I picked up in LA, some orange quilting fabric and a provence-style pattern from a cotton napkin I nabbed a long time ago at Sally’s. So deeply happy with this color palette!
Of course when I pulled all the fabric out, Penny felt the overwhelming need to flop on them. Apparently she’s read Talas’ notes about proper fabric testing.
Buttons. Late yesterday I remembered the tin of buttons I had bought at the flea market in Pennsylvania. There was a button party! Jubilee? Revival? Extravaganza? OK, fine, I’ll let it go.
I kinda fell hard for the big plastic buttons. Red! Green! Yellow! Yay! Of course, anything that’s tortoiseshell or pearlescent is fair game too.
The buttonholer is still being problematic, I might hit one of the local shops and rent some time on a better machine to just plow through all the holes.
Next up? I need to start work on some masculine-looking bags. Navy blue and plaid? What will men use them for? I’m thinking *license & registration*. Hah!