Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I’m beside-myself-chuffed. I FINISHED something. That sound you heard was the Mr fainting from the shock. I found the button, lurking forgotten, at the bottom of the button bowl and experienced a wave of excitement at the notion of all ’round closure. The Margaret Sling Bag is now ready for an embarrassingly late birthday delivery tomorrow. Which is about the same day the recipient is expecting a delivery of her own and when I go straight back into the ‘sin’ bin, catch-up crafting for a newborn. At my current level of productivity the poor kid can expect something somewhere in 2011.
It’s the ‘worn across the body’ version of the bag, really comfy to wear, but quite a bit bigger* than I thought it would be. The model was heard to be muttering stuff about WorkSafe practises and an ouchie arm, with all the ‘handle in the air to avoid tripping’ thing. On the other hand, the model’s approach to tripping about in her mother’s heels is a whole lot more stalwart than her mother’s ever was.
The bag is fully lined with two pockets and a really nice pleat detail reflecting the outside design, which unfortunately you’ll have to imagine because better photography was superseded by a heel catastrophe and the 37th band aid requirement of the day.
* This is because, predictably, I did not read the instructions first and also because the shoulder bag style (with a deeper pleat) is shown in the tutorial images. But it’s a really well written Oh, Fransson! pattern, a breeze to follow and there’s more of that Ikea fabric in my stash for another – hopefully earlier than 2012.