My bathroom is blue, and now I have a purse to match! So…a bathroom photo shoot.

Look at how nice my purse looks in here!

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Our lady of Guada-LOO-pe.  It’s the February bag-of-the-month, the Hyacinth Bag, from Sew Sweetness.  I bought this fabric knowing I would find a perfect project for it.  I can always do blue.

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I like the way this bag sits next to the body.  In this case, a foam body with really pointy boobs.  You should thank me for making sure those didn’t show up in the photo.  Do you like my little splashing waves made of tiles?

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I am also digging the adjustable strap.  I can wear it cross-body, two hands free.   Ooh, think of the browsing I can do when both my hands are free!

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The lining is so darn cute!  Coordinating fabric from Kanvas, obviously.  Teeny little gold shots in the roses.  Color, not liquor shots.

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It’s hard to tell that this is the across-the-body shot, because I worked so hard to leave out the boobies.  But it is.

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Under the flap, we have all the built-ins.  Coin pocket, card holders.

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This is the back side of the bag.  That one lady is doing pretty good, considering the fact that she has been bisected by a blue zipper.

My sister in law is already trying to lay claim to this beauty, but I think I need to give it a test drive.  I feel like if I am carrying this bag, the force will be with me.  I’ll let you know how that works out.

Live long and prosper.

The mystery is solved: I publicly admit I am sewing my third travel bag in one month

That gorgeous fabric is becoming a backpack.

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I’m on a quest for the perfect travel bag.  During this month of January, I have already made two travel bags.  The stunning Repressed Fantasies travel bag…

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And the slightly more sedate Flocking Cardinals travel bag…

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I carried my cardinals on a weekend trip to Honolulu.  Like beta testing for a travel bag.  I found out it’s just not the right travel bag for me.  Fear not, somebody I know will be gifted with this bag, so it will not be abandoned.

I switched direction entirely on my travel bag quest, decided to try a backpack.  It would be great to travel with at least one free hand.  After way too much thought, too many Bing searches, and scouring the depths of Etsy, I chose the Dawn to Dusk backpack pattern by Chris W. Designs.

The teaser pictures I posted yesterday were of the backpack straps and the beginning of the front pocket.

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I sewed the lining for the front pocket, and it looks awesome

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Inside the front pouchy pocket is a pen pocket, which can also hold my cell phone.

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The pouchy pocket goes on next, then the front flap to make it all look tidy!

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I love the color of this zipper!  The pattern has straps with buckles over the flaps.  I decided to leave off all the pocket straps, because I’m pursuing a softer look, rather than the more utilitarian feel that I felt the straps convey.

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The lining fabric is one of my current favorite fabrics also.  I’ve used bits of it in my Millefiore Quilt.  I was struggling with what to use for lining on this project.  I was thinking of using another Philip Jacobs fabric, but it was too matchy.  A different floral with very similar colors.  It just didn’t ADD anything to this backpack.  I was trying to clear a space off of my, ahem, slightly cluttered cutting table.  As I was folding up the holey fabrics for the Millefiore Quilt, I was, like, wait a minute!  This looks awesome!  I also went and bought some more of it from my local enablers.

Could travel bag number three be THE travel bag?  The jury’s still out, but I think it’s a very good possibility.

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Now go make something pretty.  It probably won’t be as pretty as this backpack, but you can try.  😜

Hamburgers and french fries. Yes.

I just love fabric.  How can you not love this.

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Hamburgers and fries.  Fabric.  A sewing machine.  An unhealthy obsession.

We all know what happened to the fabric.

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It’s a bitty little cross-body bag.  Made out of hamburgers.  Lined with pickles.

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Even pickle card holder slotty things for cards.  A mustard zipper.  The pattern is the Madison Wallet Bag by Serendipity Studio.

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I don’t quite know what to say for myself at this point.

Crafting can be dangerous, my friends.  Be prepared, and stay crafty.