Trying to make this short and sweet. I can not keep apologising to myself for not blogging. The past few weeks have been oh lets say ..... Weeks full of so much emotions ups and downs and learning about what is really important in life. But I will get to that maybe tomorrow.
Just got back in from another amazing Brave Girl Camp. Seriously, they just keep getting better and better. How does that even happen?
I just wanted to put down before I forget the project that I was working on before I left for camp. I am traveling so much and was looking for the perfect messenger bag. It Couldn't be too heavy or too big. I had something very specific in mind. Of course I couldn't find just what I wanted. Until, while shopping at my favorite store, or at least the place I seem to find things that I can not live with out... Target. Maybe I need to get out more? Anyway, I found the perfect bag. Except it was just a bit boring. I had a plan...
I love the size I love the inside... Plenty of pockets. I set my heart and hands to stitching and making this bag a bit more like me. I gathered my favorite floss and a few pieces of wool...
So there you have it... I love it... I love every stitch.
Just in case you want to start your own messenger bag. Here are some ruff instructions:
I did back all of my little wool patches with Heat and Bond. I wanted to make sure that the wool would not unravel. Then basically I just started all the hand stitching. I didn't use a pattern I just stitched and stitched until pretty much everything was filled in on each little patch. Silly me I didn't even try and make the patches fit... When I thought I had enough little patches to cover the space. I set all the little wool patches in place. I Ironed down all the patches in place on the flap of the bag. The heat and bond had a bit of a struggle sticking down onto the canvas of the messenger bag but managed to stay down enough for me to machine stitch all of my patches in place. You can always pin in place before you machine stitch. That is basically it.... If you have any questions feel free to contact me.
Stitching has always brought me such peace. Stitching makes me happy. It has truly been used in my life to piece me back together. Sending you joy this beautiful day AND happy stitching. OH .... The message that this messenger bag brought me.... I CAN DO HARD THINGS ... and... So can you... Just sayin.