There are so many things I want to sew.... so many patterns waiting in the wings, and my stash just continues to grow... yet ... I sew bags. I think that there is just so much going on in my life, that in my sewing world I want instant gratification. Bags do that for me. (-:
My son is getting married next month.... My DD and I are making the cake. Our first wedding cake. We will make a few practice cakes between now and then. So far all we have done is plan and buy all the fixins.
I have to arrange dinners to meet the two sets of parents on the brides side.... Our own little 'Meet the Fockers' (-: and plan the rehearsal dinner. My son joined the Marines (smile, sniff sniff, worry worry) ... he will be shipping out in Jan or Feb.... I have 2 wonderful daughters who work and go to college and I try to find time to hang out with...oh yeah, and I work full time. and have a darling husband I try to spend time with... and I am training for a marathon in Jan... phew am I tired. So what did I do? Ran 8 miles.... and Made More Bags.
The first is a Messenger Bag from a wonderful tutorial written by Larissa @ MMMcrafts.
The applique is not part of the pattern, so I used hers as an inspiration. It is from recycled material. (retired pants and skirt)
This second one is called a Hobo Bag (not sure why) from a tutorial by jcarolyncreative.com. I did not follow the tutorial exactly, so my body and handle is slightly diff, and it has no tab closure.
The outer fabric, which I love, is a recycled throw pillow cover and the interior is a linen from an retired skirt. Pocket is lined with nubby silk.