I have a finish! It feels so good. I am juggling so much right now, it feels like I will never get anything 100% done. But, I had a deadline and I work well with deadlines. I mean I finished my bee blocks a day or so early and put them in the post on the last possible day. That's how I roll. Anyway, I have loved, loved, loved all the Melody Miller typewriter bags out there, especially the ones from Amber at One Shabby Chic. I have oooo'd and Ahh'd all of her typewriter items, so this bag is inspired by her great work. My mom LOVES the library and is an avid reader, so I thought making her a library tote would be the perfect mother's day gift.
I followed the tutorial over at The Happy Zombie. With some exceptions. I made the tote larger, 13.5 x 14, I added stiff interfacing to give it more structure and durability since it is for books, and I madethe handles larger so it would be a comfortable shoulder tote. I also added the appliqued typewriter on the front, and since I don't want to waste my precious 1/2 yard of Melody Miller Typewriters, I made a matching heart applique for the back pocket. I love how it turned out. Now I need to make myself one.
Excuse the bathroom photo, I wanted to show the tote "on" and my hubby was asleep in the bedroom where the only other mirror was.
Fabric: Melody Miller Typewriter (Purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics), Connecting Threads Dots ($2.95 a yard), and ? (can't remember what the word fabric is, silly me)
Time: 2 nights
Completed: 1:15 a.m.