I cannot take credit for the color combination. It was totally Jess's idea. A great one, it turns out, as the bag has gotten lots of positive comments in the private Facebook group I posted it in.
I can only take credit for the sewing.
The bag is fully reversible.
All photos were taken by Jess. This is me below giving you a size reference:
No, making this bag is not what kept me so busy for the last week (I actually finished it over a week ago). However, there's a huge clue in this post as to what I was busy doing. If you can guess, I'll tell you about it next week. If you can't... I'll tell you, anyway.
Now to get caught up! AND... the good news is.... I finally have in my possession The Menagerie pattern to proofread and test! I know some of you have been waiting longingly for it. It's a very big pattern - 75 pages of instructions/photos, not to mention the many pages of templates. I have a good start on it (35 pages read), but will still need to make at least one of the softies before the pattern can be released for sale. I'll do my best to get it done as quickly as possible, but I won't say it'll be ready "soon". Soon is relative... LiEr said in that blog post of March 24th that it was coming "soon", so I think I still have some time to go yet. ;) Since it's no secret, I can at least keep you posted on the progress. Then again, maybe I should just skip blogging and focus totally on the pattern. Nah... that's no fun. I have too many photos to show you from the past week!
(No, the pattern testing is not the clue.)