I wasn't writing or eating, but I was doing plenty of making. I got quite a bit (for me) of sewing done. I'm forever meaning to lace myself with new bags and pouches, and ever since I made Naiomi's tote, I've wanted to use the same brown corduroy for myself. It's soft and sturdy, but being corduroy and being dark, it attracts things, so I looked to break it up a bit. I made this:
And a not-so-wee pouch to go with:
For the bag's construction, I used this generous tutorial. I didn't use the same dimensions, and figured out that her bag is so wide for a reason -- more room for pleating. The mouth of my bag is a good size, but any smaller and it'd be too small. I'm happy with the way this turned out, with one exception: the interfacing. It's iron-on, and it started to peel and pucker almost as soon as I got ready to line the bag. I'm thinking about switching to sew-in. Overall though, it's a love affair.
*A nod to one of my favorite writers, David Sedaris, who I am thrilled to note has a new book coming out in June. His work I could eat.