Okay, I got my Ice Cream dress/shirts all cut out for both the girls, and then I got...distracted. Vacation is coming up, (Yay!) but I needed a new bag, right? I almost always make a new bag when we go vacation. I found this pattern on Sweet Pea Totes. Love her patterns! I have made one of her patterns before, but I didn't blog about it. Don't know why cause it was cute! Lazy, I guess. :0p This was the style I was going for when I made this bag, but it wasn't really what I wanted. This is what I wanted.
I used some Wonderland twill by Momo that I have had in my stash for a long time now. I think the twill is perfect for bags. Sturdier than cotton but not too stiff. I lined it with some matching Wonderland butterflies, but I couldn't get a good picture of the inside. They always kind of turn out dark and fuzzy for me. I lined the outside with some scrap batting and the inside with Decor Bond (my favorite fusible interfacing!). I love how it makes the bag look soft on the outside but structure is still provided from the inside.
I didn't change any thing about the pattern, except adjust the pockets to the way I like them. I love the size. Although, it is a little smaller than I thought it would be. The *only* thing I don't like is that the strap is adjustable (really cool), but it is a little short for using cross body. SO next time I think I will make the stap about 10-12" longer. Otherwise, the pattern was great, and if you don't like the flap you could always leave that off. I like the flap though. Stuff is always falling out my bags.
I also got my blocks from the Mod Bento Block Swap. Aren't they neat-o? I really, really like them. I didn't make enough though! I thought I wanted to make a table runner with these, but now I want a whole quilt. Jessica is going to be doing another round, if you are interested. (thank goodness!) I am going to make another six.
Also, I love Coke Zero. *sip, sip*