The primary goal today was to get the house cleaned. After that, there had to be some project that wouldn’t cost me much energy (I’m still recovering from a little cold).
I’ve already posted a little about this project, but it might be good to start putting it all together now.
Some time ago, I bought these wonderful hobo bags from Target, on sale of course, with the thought that they’d be great shopping bags. Well, they are *perfect* for groceries! Their size, shape, weight and style are exactly what I wanted. I could never understand why reusable shopping bags had to be ugly – well, they don’t.
I’m not crazy about the blue plaid that the bags are made in, and I knew I’d want more than I was able to buy, so I set about copying the pattern…
The white yellow paper is the paper and tag board pattern that I made from the original. The plaid is the original bag. The white is the mock-up, which was perfect on the first try.
Just before Christmas, Mom made up a bag with scraps that we had lying around. It was a beautiful bag, and the woman who received it was very pleased. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a picture of it…
Tonight I went ahead and started sewing up another bag that I had cut out previously. The fabrics are terribly obnoxious, but that goes well with my personality. All I completed tonight was the outer body – tomorrow I need to go buy more rotary blades and will get it completed.
Honestly, I’m not sure what’s more obnoxious – the bag or the cat!
Love to you all…