Made this today! I hadnot made a wallet in a long time before this afternoon. This one was easier than I remember wallets being... I'm a better bag maker than I was before, I guess! I think the new snaps really helped with ease of construction. Fellow bag makers: if you can swing the investment for a snap setting press--one of those big heavy duty ones--it is worth every cent. t features two heavy duty snaps to hold it closed, and on the inside, slots and a zippered compartment. I have to adjust some of the measurements, but overall I'm pretty happy with this result!
A friend from church inspired me to try this design again. I'm glad she did.
The other one is at the bottom of beautiful Lake Leelanau. I definitely should have listened when they said, want us to hold your earrings while you go tubing?
I will be making this one into a necklace!
At the end of June, the fam and I headed north. Our friends Tom and Anne invited us to come to Camp with them at Lake Leelanau, where her family built a wonderful 4-cabin establishment years and years ago. What a fantastic time we had! Lovely people, fun adventures near and in the water, and outstanding food: the chipotle cherry hummus is not to be missed.
In case anybody was wondering, here's Bune. He is every bit as ridiculous as he seems to be.
And actually, he is everything I ever hoped for in a dog. For better or worse, he is my fluffy white shadow. At the moment, he is on my foot.
His interactions with the kids are remarkably different. The Big Guy? Yeah, Bune is pretty sure he is another puppy. Babykid? Bune says, "Whatever you say, Little Boss." Good stuff. I love this guy.
A bit of Radiant Orchid for my 2014 SOMP collection! This is a medium tote. I'll be making some zippies and fobs as well as a few wristlets and a cross body bag in this print--one I've long admired and finally picked up this year!
Deep thoughts about Bune from the Babykid: He looks like a pillow but he isn't a pillow.
She speaks the truth.
A couple bags--medium tote and a new yet to be named cross body bag--in a favorite print from Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill.
And yes, yes I did just post a picture of half of my midsection on the interwebs. I'm secure.
These Curvy Clutches are reversals of each other. The elephants are on the interior of the flowers, and the flowers are on the interior of the elephants... Which, out of context, is only a little bit absurd, since elephants would probably not think twice about eating flowers...
Anyway, that's a bit of what I made today.
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