Wow! I can't believe I have written 100 blog posts on here! Looking back at my old posts I realize now that this blog has been a mish-mosh of odds and ends. It's a mix of updates from my Etsy Jewelry and personal life posts. Part of me would like the blog to take on more of a consistency, with more frequent posts (at least once a month!) and just focusing on my craft life, but then, this blog is a reflection of my life, which isn't always organized or consistent!
So, here's my first finished craft project for the new year! I've been preparing to make this adorable messenger bag for weeks. It was another one of those gifts that was meant to be finished before I came to Maine but never happened and luckily it wasn't a Christmas gift but a January birthday gift, so I had a little extra time.
I saw the pattern featured on one of my favorite sewing blogs Sew Mama Sew. It's the Basic Messenger Bag Tutorial by mmmcrafts. Instead of the cute (and time consuming) applique that she did on the front of her bags, I simplified and used a natural burlap type fabric as the background of the bag and then used the lining fabric as both the strap and covering part of the bag flap. I love how it came out!