Alternatively titled, “Do I ever think before I commit my Go, Go, SpazzyHands! to a project?”, or, “I either putter or I create when I’m pissy.”
Like I’d imagined, I’ve spent the last several days loathing the Cosmos (Chocolate Cake & a Kitchen Floor), hiding from social media and putting my focus into all things “Me.”. Like, ironically, the astronomy program I’m finishing up this week (free, online). *shifty eyes* And? Sewing!
A messenger bag chock full of my uber-wonderful Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabrics I’d previously gotten myself with some Yule money. \m/
McCall’s M5824 (View B)
No problem. 27 pieces of pattern in total (of which I required 23).
I got this.
And, I feckin’ DID.
I actually assembled the bloody strap the right way.
With three brain cells.
I deserve an award.
There are even two zippers on this bad boy…my very first time ever using a zipper foot on my sewing machine.
To date, I guess tunic dresses and tunic shirts just haven’t given me the opportunity to…y’know…use a zipper!
This is the back pocket on the outside of the bag.
Next time I shall endeavour to *not* use adhesive velcro.
My needle was very grouchy.
Takes one to know one.
This is patchwork awesomeness, as each pattern is its own little sleeve. Business cards, receipts, whatever.
I even recognized that I should probably put the letterprint pattern so that it faces upright when I open the bag.
I used my Big Bite to attach large eyelets to thread black lacing through.
Go, Go Awesome Embellishments!
I hand sewed on some Tim Holtz embellishments. I used embroidery thread to make extra-thick “stitches”, and to attach quote plates.
“dream as if you’ll live forever”
“encourage your hopes not your fears”
Keys are a big part of my ancestral traditions. They mean a lot to me, and these are a reminder of that very meaning.
Piping. The “just enough trouble to make you cuss six ways to Sunday” embellishment.
From D-rings to velcro…from embellishments to eleventy-billion pieces of feckin’ pattern tissue…from 80 steps to completion.