In other (much less exciting but still relevant) news, I thought I'd start a series to share a few of the gifts I made this year. We'll start with the most labor intensive. I made this purple and gray houndstooth overnight bag for my sister Dani. It took quite a bit of work including a lot of handsewing since the fabric was so thick. Have I mentioned how much I despise handsewing? It was my first time making cargo pockets as well, and I'm happy to report I do not despise making pockets at all!
If there is anyone that is as obsessed with houndstooth as I am, it's my sister. This fabric was perfect for her. Major props to my better half for picking it out. And for coming to JoAnn's with me. He's a brave one, that husband of mine.
This is the first piece that I've sewn the bijou lovely name into. Hopefully there will be many more to come!
My sister loved the bag and was amazed at how many clothes she could fit into it! It was well worth the effort. Hopefully she'll use it on a trip to come visit me sometime soon (hint hint).