A few months ago, I took a DEEP breath,
and signed up for a bag swap.
It was a bit scary, as it was to be a bag with a ZIPPER....
and not only have I not made many bags,
but I think I MIGHT have sewn in a zipper one other time.
And that was YEARS ago.
I looked at a lot of different tutorials and patterns online,
but I couldn't find one I was comfortable with at first.
I had sent an email to my swap partner, and didn't hear back from her for a long time,
so I sort of put it out of my mind.
Then I did hear from her, so I wrote back to answer her questions & ask some of my own,
and never got an answer.
And I forgot about it again.
Then I got a squishie in the mail!
Isn't it amazing?
I love it.
It's big enough to hold a cone of yarn,
my TomTom, a CD, and
a bunch of other stuff!
I've been using it every day.
Now I'm totally intimidated
about getting the bag done to send back to her.
I looked through the pattern books at JoAnn's,
and bought a pattern for a laptop case-type bag.
But, they didn't have all the hardware to go with it.
So I started looking online again,
and I finally found one that I thought
that I could do successfully.
And I did!
But, it was a small bag,
and that intimidation thing kicked in again,
so I also made a crocheted string bag
and a small crocheted pouch
to go with it.
They should arrive by Wednesday.
(I had emailed her to let her know that I would be very late.)
So, after Wednesday,
I'll post pictures of what I sent to her.
I hope she likes them.