I spent the entire day going through the closet looking for the right beads and charms for the Hippie Bag – of course I did not find what I wanted. Now I will have to wait until Saturday to go to Michael’s or Joann’s – I’m not brave enough to venture out on Black Friday.
So I have not actually sewn for two days – and I felt myself sinking again. It’s amazing that something as simple as being creative can lift your spirits. I will have to do my best to always have something going in the future.
There must have been at least 150 patterns I went through to find my next project, but I finally settled on Simplicity 2617, a bag by designer Autumn Hall. All of the variations are terrific, but I think I will go with View A, top left:
This view uses three fabrics. I have many Asian-inspired fabrics and I think they would be perfect for this bag- I know I can find three of them that will look nice together.
With this being a four day weekend for my daughter and her husband, I have four days where I don’t have to babysit- I am really looking forward to it! I am so fortunate to have a son-in-law and a brother who like to cook, so tomorrow I will be free, except for the eating and clean-up parts of the day. I will be selecting fabric, determining if I need to get anything extra (so glad I found my huge bag of old zippers while rummaging through the closet!), and reading all the directions to get ready to sew. I will post fabric choices tomorrow!
Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who may stumble across this blog!