There are times when I'm working on so many projects that I'm luck if I take some photos and even luckier if I get around to posting them. Which brings me to this lovely library book bag that I made last year as a gift for Ruby's friend Zoey. I used a "sketch" for a 12x12 layout as a pattern guide. I can't remember which one but I used it for my Spooktacular Layout as well.
So, I had a nice canvas bag with some weird logo to start with. (The logo would be covered by the pattern in the end.) Next came fabric and color choices. I knew I wanted feminine yet not to girly cute... longevity was key. A pretty book bag to please Zoey at age 6 to 96. Some sparkle and some vintage.
A fancy jean pants pocket to hold the library card, a couple different ribbons, and fabrics. The olive green was from a flawed dye job attempt on a once white shirt. I made the felt flowers and used a little embroidery to attach them. Decorative and vintage buttons for embellishment.
View of the other side of the bag. A smaller version of the front design. Colored embroidery floss as well as colored threads helped complete the overall look and feel of this bag.
I'm still giddy, year later, about this project. I'm thinking I really need one (or two) for myself!