But not before you buy a bag that's called "Umbrella Tree" without actually looking like an umbrella tree. It's called marketing.
I asked my daughter to take some photos last night. When I loaded them this morning, I saw a lot of photos of cats and a dog sniffing at a tree that doesn't exactly look like an umbrella tree. And one that included her mismatched socks. When we were kids, socks were a major source of information on whether your family sucked or not. We would never have dreamt of intentionally wearing socks that don't go together. Now that I'm the mom; I tend to buy the kids WAY too many socks to compensate for the embarrassing condition of my sock drawer when I was the kid. And guess what? They don't care. They mix them up on purpose.
This bag was a little difficult for me to put on the blog, actually. Because I actually, really love it. The tree motif was not my original idea, just to be clear. it's an image that I stumbled upon with my stumbleupon button. I felt like I was in love. And I had to do it myself. It was a labour of love, and I enjoyed every moment of it- choosing the buttons, positioning the buttons..... Sewing the buttons on.
Most of the bag is constructed from Mr Fancy Sample Guy's upholstery samples. That means
that their fabric quality is rather high. The bag measures 13 x 11 inches. (I read the comment yesterday about liking the 11x 11" size, and I hear you. I promise there will be more...)
Okay, people. This is the final bag for this first week of March.
Thanks for everything that you do to keep this project vibrant and viable.
8 PM, cst as usual.