Can you say, "scattered"? Geez. While I get focused and work through the particulars of moving, let's take a nice detour. I made a few things while my laptop was in the shop. (Okay, when am I not making something?)
I'll start with this:
Bad pictures, I know. But when I tell you this was a photo finish, I mean it. I'm surprised I managed to get any shots at all.
My friend Carol is a mentor for a great organization called WriteGirl. Her mentee is a sharp young lady who is now on her way to college. To congratulate her, Carol asked me to make a bag. Carol's mentee likes to sing, and she's getting into jazz and old-school soul, so we thought a photo of a classic singer would be cool. You can't get more classic than Ella Fitzgerald. The back of the bag, which I forgot to photograph, has a big pocket with Carol's mentee's name embroidered alongside it. Because Carol is my girl, I threw in a zippered pouch. I made the pouch in record time, about 25 minutes start to finish.
I got the batik lining, which I really like though I'm not much into pink, from Jo-Ann's. The exterior is a very dark blue, striated denim. It's from the remnant table at a fabric store in San Diego, the name of which escapes me.