After an all-day sewing lesson to learn how to make a tote bag, I came home with the green bag you see below.
I thought I’d make another one very similar to the green one and give it away as a Christmas gift. Two bags done. Then the quilting retreat was coming up and I needed a project. Two more bags were made. Then I made a third peach-coloured bag but this time I made it smaller. That was fun.
Now I was feeling braver and it was taking half as long to make them. The blue bag was smaller and has a flap with a button. But don’t be fooled. The button is just for decoration. There is no buttonhole underneath, but rather Vel-cro to fasten the flap. The button was made by the Captain from the antlers of a deer he shot about 40 years ago.
I experimented and made a different kind of bag (below), also with a fake button from a real deer.
Someone special mentioned that she would love to have a bag like the blue one but smaller, so this next one was a bit of a challenge. I’m happy with how it turned out though. I’d now made a total of eight bags, some small, some medium, and some large.
Two more bags happened after that one.
I’ll probably make more because they’re fun to sew and easy to make. You might say I’ve turned into a bag lady.