there are a million other things i should have been doing, but i started working on a new purse yesterday during naptime. i was going to make a bigger, hip-slung bag from a tutorial i found on craftster a few months ago. but then it just seemed to complicated & really do need a new purse. so i took this grocery tote tutorial (by the way, these bags are really cute & would take 15 minutes to make) and modified by adding a lining & some detail stitching. but for the first ten minutes of work, this bag started out as a project gone wrong. my enthusiasm is great & my expertise lacking...but redemption won out! in an instant an idea popped in my head & within ten more minutes all of the "DARN's!" were blotted out.
and so i'm calling this bag "the john steinbeck". THOU MAYEST triumph!