this weekend i had another visitor...my friend terri! she comes and stays with me from time to time and i am so glad she does. it was a nice laid-back sort of weekend. another baseball game, well, three to be exact. ben had a double header and kyle had one. so she endured 4 hours at the ball field in the blazing sun. then when we got home, despite the fact that i felt completely drained, physically, mentally i had tons of energy and wanted to get her birthday present done. (her birthday was in may..ahem) so i went to work on her bag with the fabric she picked out (we went to the fabric store friday night). two and a half hours later this was born:
i really like the way it turned out. she picked some lovely fabric. a nice red floral batik for the lining and brown canvas (upon my recommendation...canvas is much sturdier for a bag) with a bit of black accent fabric. she wanted brown and black to be able to go with most of the stuff she wears to work. i put a strip of the batik on the outside for just a bit of flair. i had to...it was begging for it! whenever i start a bag i get into this weird zone. nothing else matters until that bag is finally "born" into completion. when i finally emerged from my cave-like basement i had lost all sense of time. to the point of slight disorientation. but it's worth it, i think.
all in all a good and productive weekend!