Here is the result of my Day of Sunday Sewing!
Remember, Hans (the big stinker!!) deserted me this weekend and went down to the boat with his friends, so I had no idea what to do with my day.
I know what I should have been doing; tons of household things to prepare my house for sale this winter, but I don't want to think about that right now.
So, I got home from breakfast this morning and got down to business. I pulled out my Betty Boop fabric that I got on-line a couple of months ago. I bought it so I could make a purse for a women I know who really reminds me of Betty Boop. I then had to make a decision as to what purse to make. I considered the Belle Bag, knew that a Beach Bag wasn't right, the Slouch just wasn't what I was looking for and then thought, AH HA! A variation of the Day Bag! It has the same concept as the Belle Bag; you yank in the sides with magnetic straps.
One of the problems I experienced was matching the red in the Betty Boop fabric to a lining fabric because it was a funky pinkish red. I wanted a red or black fabric with white polka dots but that just didn't happen. Then I found this white with black polka dots in my stash and decided to use it.
Now when I sew, I like to have a TV show on in the background. Today, there was absolutely nothing on that appealed to me. I love old movies but I'm not a huge Gene Kelly fan and that's all that was on TCM, the Olympics were on but women's wrestling just isn't my thing and then I remembered that I have some Andy Griffith DVD's, so I stuck them in my computer and listened to Andy and Barney all day and sewed my heart out! It doesn't take a lot to make me happy!
Here's the inside of the bag. One picture shows the straps connected across the middle and I used a simple patch pocket because I didn't have a zipper that matched.
Joan, I'm going to have to admit to a dumbass moment this weekend. I bought a new iron and I like it except that apparently it doesn't have an automatic shut off like my old one, therefor I think the damn thing was on all weekend!! I don't even want to know what my electric bill will be because irons use up a lot of juice!