A loooong time ago, when I was having Sew Much Fun, I alluded to this "relatively simple" project, which ended up actually taking me a very, very long time to complete. I started it way back in March, during a very rough time when we had to put one of our dogs to sleep. And then, I just didn't get back to it until last month. And this weekend, I finally finished it.
Here is my "Sweet Retreat Weekender Bag" made from scratch by yours truly.
The sucker is huge! It certainly can be used as a weekender tote bag. I have one little itty bitty thing left to do and that's to make an insert for the bottom of the bag, to give it a flat bottom. At first I decided I didn't want to make one, but this weekend I changed my mind, so... that will be the finishing touch.
No close ups on this baby... my sewing skills are still at the "baby" level... atrocious. I'll keep practicing, I promise. The teal cancer ribbon is in memory of my mom, who died of ovarian cancer. I love that I was able to find fabrics with teal in them that included dragonflies and butterflies.
Despite the crooked stitching and the many, MANY other imperfections, I love it! I have a feeling this bag will be used for a long while.
What did you do this weekend?