What do you call a plane flight and 4000 miles of driving? One great big trip out West! We're leaving this Tuesday and won't be back until August 11th. I'll schedule a few posts during that time, so my blog won't be completely neglected!
But as the date of our trip approached, I realized that I had to do something about my summer handbag situation. My bag from last year was...well-loved, and it was high time to come up with something else.
Conveniently, my sister was getting rid of a long-unused skirt that was in good condition, but slightly outdated. I pulled out McCall's 4400, a Laura Ashley pattern that I've been longing to use, and made up View C. But, of course, I had to make some changes!
The lining was very unaccomodating in terms of storage, so I added two denim pockets for pencils and such, and improvised a zippered pouch on the other side:
I also added two hooks, one on each side, to clip on my camera case or other odds and ends:
When I was finished, I wasn't quite satisfied with the result -- it was fine, but rather bland on the outside. Some fabric flowers and a few dangles (found on clearance at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago) were the perfect touch:
I think I'm going to like this one. Plus, it's absolutely huge! I don't think I even need a suitcase! *wink*