I'm still searching for my summer bag. The other night at Alex's t-ball game my friend had a bag on her arm that caught my eye. It was big and had a pleat or two at the top. I didn't get a good look at it because I didn't want to - I liked the idea and wanted to fill in the blanks in my mind.
I quickly became obsessed with creating my own version. On Saturday afternoon Matt took the kids out shopping, so I had a few hours all to myself. It was bliss, I tell ya. I spent the entire time working on this bag, taking my own sweet time. I had forgotten what luxury it is to work on something during daylight hours without and interruptions.
I absolutely love the fabric combination on this one, mostly because it is fun. If there's any time of year to carry a fun bag, summer is it!
I'm not sure that this is the one for me, but it sure was fun to make. With a few tweaks here and there to the design, it might just be it. Lucky me, I get to play around and make another one! Yes, I definitely enjoy the process more than the finished product, at least in making bags (that doesn't apply to making clothes or curtains).
I must share with y'all what a fun time I had last Thursday. I've mentioned before that I've started reading decorating/design blogs over the past year or so, which is how I found Valorie of *Visual * Vamp*. When Valorie posted about a New Orleans area blogger lunch, I jumped at the chance to attend (even though I'm not in N.O.). I'm not going to lie, I was NERVOUS (I'm a big chicken)! In fact, I almost backed out more than once, but went through with it. I'm so glad I did! It was truly a delightful lunch, definitely worth the drive down to New Orleans. The food was excellent and the conversation was interesting and never stopped. My only regret was that I was on one end of the table and didn't get to talk too much to those who were on the opposite end. Next time we'll have to change up the seating or play musical chairs half way through :-) I do hope that these lunches become a regular thing!
Well folks, I'm off to enjoy the rest of my Mother's Day. To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day!!