Back in September in the after school program at my shop, we were making small drawstring tote bags from denim and scrap fabric based on this Lunch Tote tutorial. I really liked the one I made as a class sample, and was thinking that I'd give it to my sister as a project bag for her knitting for her birthday. But then I noticed that one seam wasn't quite perfect, and it wasn't one that would be easy to just re-do. In disgust with myself, I banished the bag to the armoire in my shop. Every time I opened the cabinet door, though, I saw the bag - a constant reminder of my failure, a project that defeated me.
That just won't do. Aren't you supposed to start the new year fresh? I couldn't start the new year with that project hanging over my head. (ahem, ignore the 4,327 other UFOs I have going at present...) So today, I pulled it out, made a fabric yo-yo, covered the yo-yo with a button I'd been holding onto for just the right occasion, and VOILA!
I love the bag all over again! There is a drawstring top to keep her projects in,
I bought her a skein of hand-dyed yarn, a set of handmade stitch markers and two hat patterns to go in the bag, all from my shop. I hope she likes it! (yeah, I know Christmas is over, but she's spending the holidays in Puerto Rico, so she doesn't know that her gift hasn't arrived yet)
I hope your holidays have been merry and bright!