Well, I guess I should say "The Weekender", since I don’t really have anything to share about this weekend except that I’m sick. Boo hoo, me. Seriously, though, it sucks. I haven’t been this sick in a while. But Aurora rebounded fast so I’m hoping to be better before I know it.
I spent some of this week working on this big consignment sale I take part in twice a year. It rocks. I probably should have told you before it was over, but if you live in the area you should check it out next time. I usually consign some stuff (a ton of work to get it all together, but this time I got rid of a lot of stuff and made more than I spent!) and volunteer so I can shop first. It’s very well run and there’s a TON of great clothes and toys. I kept buying dresses for Aurora that she totally didn’t need, but for $3 who can pass them up?
Anyway, this is my version of The Weekender bag by Amy Butler. It’s a little misshapen since I made it a while ago and it’s been crammed full several times. For me this is totally not a weekend bag. More like a good overnight bag. Even then I can barely fit everything in. But I’m an overpacker.
I must say, I did NOT enjoy sewing this bag. It’s not fun at all. It’s somewhat difficult, but as I feel I’m a pretty accomplished sewer, it wasn’t so much that it was hard to follow or anything, it just took a lot of work. It’s really the cording that does it. It’s hard to get it in the first time and I think most people have to go back and stitch it again to prevent other unsightly stitching from showing. I felt like I was making the bag smaller and smaller! Of course, in the end I love how it looks. Just another case of suffering for beauty.
But I doubt I’ll make another.
What did you guys do this weekend? Hope it was a good one…