It appears I am back online.
So, I finished a new bag yesterday.
This is not the Time Warp Tutorial Series, by the way.
This is the Time Warp Tutorial series (see? It's still happening):
Which is infinitely more technical and professional-looking and proper and wonderful to behold than the bag I made yesterday.
Not that the bag in question is hideous, no - not by any definition, I don't think.
It's just that I've been doing a disproportionate amount of Not-For-Me sewing lately, and I decided I needed a pity party. And then Kate had me babysit her slouch bag last Sunday while she was in Sunday School and I realized
- hey, this is actually a pretty neat bag
- I don't actually own a floppy shoppingbagish tote like this and, therefore
- I wanted a bag like this, but in grown-up fabric
So I printed out my own pattern from my own blog (because, of course, I apparently didn't save my paper templates after making all those slouch bags last Christmas) and followed my own instructions and made myself a bag.
And I carried it around all day yesterday and today, like it was an extension of the clothes I was wearing.
And it already has
battle scars stains from chucking it onto all kinds of surfaces, which I would never have done with my real bags - the kind with vinyl and interfacing and good topstitching and proper machine tension and hardware and which didn't take only hours to make.
Like the Time Warp ones.
Which are going to make imminent appearances here.