I have been getting a lot of crafting done lately. I made this cute bag yesterday for a friend of mine's little girl. I adore this fabric! The handles are not how I wanted them to turn out. They should be shorter and narrower. I started with just a 3" wide piece that I sewed into a tube to make the handle, but the fabric is such a heavy weight that I couldn't turn them right side out, so I had to redo it with a 4" piece. And second time around I didn't pay much attention to the length I guess. Anyway, I think it's still pretty cute. I really like the big red button as the closure. I crocheted a little chain for the loop and it was done! I also made a matchbook notebook to coordinate and stuck some golfer pencils in the pocket. I love those little short golfer pencils. They are the perfect size for little hands. Here is a view of the inside.
Teresa has started a new blog for the Christmas in Progress Challenge. Check it out here and e-mail her your list if your in! I hope you are! I am pretty excited about my list...some new stuff I am looking forward to learning about. I tried to be a little secretive about who the gifts are for, but the majority of the people won't be out here to peak, so I think I'm safe.
Have a great second day of the year!