I'm not gonna lie, life has been busy. No, nothing earth shattering, just everyday busy-ness. With all my recent energies focused on house stuff, I haven't had much time to create purely for the heck of it.
My studio clean up opened my eyes to all the scraps I have. I have way too many scraps! My hoarder tendencies make it hard for me to let them go when I just might need them one day. Well my friends, that day came. I made it happen.
I grabbed my basket of vintage sheet scraps (my smallest of scrap baskets) and started sewing. I used the pattern I made for my spring bags last year and started foundation piecing strips of scraps to some muslin. It was quite therapeutic. The mindless sewing and random grabbing of strips was just what I needed. Oh, and the ripping of sheets beforehand was kind of fun too :)
After several hours I had a stripey-floral-patchworky very spring-like bag exterior. Lily flipped out when she saw it (I think that's a good thing?).
I decided to line it with a pretty light colored floral, along with a stripey pocket - it's reversible! Of course, I like the colorful floral stripes best, but if a subdued mood hits, no problem.
The straps are made from a light colored burlap.
I *love* this bag. I love everything about it. I especially love how it feels. After all the strips were sewed onto the foundation piece, the exterior had a nice heft, no need for any interfacing. I decided to do the same with the lining, using a layer of muslin in place of interfacing. This bag is soft, yet sturdy. I think I just found my new favorite way to make bags!