Today is one of my best friend's birthday. (As she once said, she is now 29 plus tax, shipping, and handling!) She and I taught together, went to grad school together, and now sit just a few feet apart at our main office. We have watched each others' kids grow up the last few years as well. We are heading to a conference in Houston in a couple of weeks that we are excited about........and yes, in our world a kid-free trip to Houston is exciting. I wanted to make her some special to carry around at the conference that she could also use at work sometimes. Here is what she opened today:
|The main fabric is "Mocca" by Alexander Henry. The great red and white polka dot is from the Moda Bliss line. I used blue thread for the stitching so it would stand out and appliquéd on a fabric by her name.|
Side View- I used stiff Pellon as the liner to make the bag very structured.
|The inside is a Michael Miller print, which I love mixed with the others. I added three pockets from the red dot fabric, a magnetic closure, and a zipper pocket.|
|The pocket is lined in the outside fabric.|