Yesterday I decided that come hell or high water I was going to sew…..and sew I did. (we won’t talk about the state the house is in and what I should really have been doing instead – enough to say that I won’t be winning the Swiss Housewife of the Year again!)
I managed to finish my the Backyard Baby tote that I started last week – spurred on by envy for all those Mouthy Stitches totes that are floating all over blogland at the moment. The design is all my own – and before you ask, yes the 1/2″ sashing and the 1/2″ green squares were a bit of a faff – but I love the way they turned out. The dark grey fabric is a heavier weight cotton, which will make the bag a bit more robust (and should show dirt less than the lighter fabrics. It measures 15.5″ x 14″ x 4″ – a pretty useful size!
Here’s the inside for good measure – although I think I like this just as much as the official outside!
This is actually destined for under someone’s Christmas tree, but I’ve fallen so in love with it I think I’m going to have to make another couple so I can keep at least one for myself.
A huge heartfelt thank you to all who have commented over the last few days. So many of us seem to be going through the same teenage issues I’m dealing with or have done so in the past – each and every one of your comments helped me and I will get back to you in the next few days. The path is long, but as with all things, this will pass…..