Let's talk about bags, fun fabric bags, but not the kind under my eyes. The kind under my eyes are definitely not worth talking about, even though they are huge and black, and would probably put me on the cover of some gossip rag if I were famous. The kind that no amount of cover-up would hide even if I choose to wear it. I'm proud of my bags, they are my battle scars, proof that I'm human and a Mama.
The other bags are a bit cuter and fortunately do not resemble gaping black holes. The paint shop teacher at school asked if I could make some bags for her granddaughter, I agreed, once gain not realizing what I was really agreeing too. She went on holiday and came back with enough fabric to make 10 bags, I settled on three. Luckily I was able to get these done before the disaster hit. I wasn't able to put on all the finishing touches but they look well enough for me. She loves them and I'm sure her granddaughter will too and that is all that matters.
The first is a darling messenger bag, it's kid sized but should be ample enough to hold lots of goodies. It gave me a bit of grief, mainly because I wasn't using a pattern but now that I have it figured out - I would do the next one a bit differently - I could probably bust them out with a bit of speed. I love the bunnies, don't you!
The second is compliments of a pattern I saw on marthastewart.com. A bit fussy, but it turned out cute. I didn't have a model to show you how it is supposed to hang so I tried my best in the photograph. The long arm goes through the short arm and then you can just put your hand through the hoop. Once again, this one is in kid size, which is probably the reason why it was so fussy, but I will probably sew one for myself. It's technically reversible and has endless possibilities.
The last is my signature marker/crayon bag. Not much to say about this one, I used a new font for the embroidery, I was trying to go for the space age look.
I'm happy to report that Makenna is doing much better then I expected. Her shoulder no longer looks like a cantaloupe, maybe a smallish orange and she is actually getting some color back. I managed to coerce a smile out her, bless her little heart.