When last we spoke, I was contemplating the shortcoming of my gorgeous Dawn to Dusk backpack. Just one shortcoming. It wasn’t big enough for my laptop.
I spent the weekend drafting a larger version. Lots of pieces to this baby, and most of them needed to be resized. I added to all three dimensions; length, width, and height.
One of the hardest things about making a new version is the fabric choice. I have to admit, I am in love with that Philip Jacobs Japanese Chrysanthemum fabric I used for the first one. The good news is that I scored a gorgeous Amy Butler fabric at one of my local enablers.
I seem to spend lots of my time lately disproving my own operational tactics. I really don’t like to make the same thing twice. But here I go again.
I decided it needed something. Like a gigantic monogram. Lucky me, my first and last names start with the same letter. Then I went to the Urban Threads website. They have the coolest, most unusual embroidery designs I have found. And they are having a sale right now on alphabets! So I bought a massive letter.
I did not want the monogram to be glaringly obvious, which is kinda counterintuitive when you are adding a humongous letter to your project. I picked brighter versions of the colors that are in the fabric, so that it could be seen but would not overwhelm the gorgeous textile.
BTW, I also had to watch the Superbowl this weekend. Well, at least the ads and the halftime show. Katy Perry was awesome, especially riding in on the giant metal tiger. With guys in black bodysuits moving the legs. Of the tiger, not Katy Perry. And the little lost Budweiser dog…let’s just say, tears were shed.
Now go make something pretty!