Well, this bag isn't exactly brand new. I had woven it last year some time, but had forgotten about it. When I was looking through my stash of wool I found it, and it was all complete, except for the lining, button loop and the cord. I found some matching fibres for the long cord, crocheted enough for a loop closure then proceeded to make the lining, a little of which I am purposely showing in the top in this picture. I made the lining into several layers, including a pocket, so as to make several sections inside. I stitched everything together and voilà! The button was from my collection and it was amazing how well it matched all the colors in the bag. The finished size is about 6 inches on each side, so when opened it has plenty of room for a phone or Blackberry, some make up, keys, a couple of credit cards, maybe a Passport, and whatever else a girl has to carry. It's not huge, so not great for 'overnighting' but suffice to say, a savvy girl can find other ways to carry necessities for occasions that warrant more stuff.
I will be taking it to my last sale of the season, which is at Miles Macdonell Collegiate, tomorrow. It is the school where my husband taught many years ago, and I myself did a stint there when I was in Teacher Training. The sale is huge with a couple hundred vendors, and it is very well visited. I have to admit that it is a bit overwhelming for some folks, and a bit repetitious because of the huge number of vendor spaces, but there is a lot of interesting stuff, and some of my fellow craftspeople that I know from other shows will be there. I am quite sure mine is the only booth that will feature polmer clay exclusively, along with a few other items which include polymer in a secondary role, such as this bag. As well, I will count on seeing some of my former students and colleagues there, some of whom are now in administration at the school. It's good to see them all and I am looking forward to this sale on a lot of different levels.
So, in preparation for tomorrow's activity, I am signing off now and hoping I will see some of you tomorrow!