So, I know I’ve been off the handle with posts, but I’ve just been going crazy with all the stuff I need to do over the next week and the weeks to follow. My daughter ended up catching that horrible stomach bug last week and I stayed home with her one day and was able to catch up with all my Easter projects. Yay!
I have so many nieces and nephews, that the past couple of years I have decided to no longer make baskets for everyone. I usually make them something, but at this rate, next year I think I will just give them all a bag of candy and call it a day. Even making something is becoming too much work. Sure some of that is probably due to the fact that I’m helping plan a bridal shower the next weekend and a bachelorette party shortly after that, but still 9 kids. Then add in the “extended” family, yeah too much, even with my love of crafting.
Anyway, my main project this year was messenger bags. I ended up making six in total and That is what I have been working on for weeks. I used the tutorial over at Crazy Little Projects, but modified it slightly. For the 6″ x 38″ strip, I made it 4.5″x38″. It seemed to make the bage sit better in my opinion by having the strap and bag depth be much closer in size.