Some of you may recall that last Christmas I made my kids these bags. You may recall it because the bags were so awesome. OR you may recall it because, even though it was almost a year ago, it was only a few posts back. Whatevs. They are important to this story only because my sister-in-law liked them and said she wanted one. I made a comment of the your-birthday-is-coming-so-you-never-know sort and that was that. And then March was her birthday. And then I just saw her in August and only THEN did she receive her own bag. Cuz that's how I roll, folks. NO! WAIT! That's how the OLD me rolled. The new, 36-year-old-without-kids-all-day me is totally going to be on time. Ahem.
A couple of YEARS ago...hmm... maybe even more than a couple... said sister-in-law had given me a REALLY COOL piece of hand made fabric art from Costa Rica, where she does mission work. I loved it but never quite figured out what to do with it. Somehow it never seemed appropriate for anything that I was crafting in my completely non tropical world. But I kept it, as I keep a lot of things (yes, that was a confession) oh so carefully (**SNORT**) stuffed in a drawer somewhere with a bunch of
crap potentially useful things. When I finally got around to making the bag, I knew I had to use it and it became the inspiration for my beach loving and living, Laurie.
Essentially it's the same bag I made the kids, but with a couple of added pockets and a longer strap. This is what it looks like on a headless, 5'9" body who clearly needs a belt.
If you are petite, or have a head, your results may vary.
So, long story short: Laurie got her birthday bag almost 6 months after her birthday. I used something I hoarded, so I feel good even though sometimes it means I live in clutter. And here is my question for any of you loyal friends and followers. Seriously, all 5 of you. What do you think you would pay for a simple little bag like this? No bells and whistles, just cool fabrics, maybe some applique or decoration of sorts, maybe some simple pockets. Made one at a time and one of a kind. (Hey, that's kind of catchy...don't anybody steal that, k? :-) (BTW, didn't take a picture of the inside, but it is fully lined with that brown dotty fabric). I like the idea of getting a little feedback, so hook a gal up wouldja?