Joann's seems to have discontinued the reverse of this print, but has maintained every other colorway. That bugs me. Especially because it made it really hard for me to find a good black and white floral a few months ago. Anyway, I like how this bag goes together pretty quickly but still looks a bit fancy because of the shiny pieces. One of the things I will never ever ever enjoy doing is putting in purse feet (unless I was stranded on a deserted island for years and was so happy to be home that any sewing-related task would be welcomed with glee).
I promise you that one day I will remember to brush off the lint before I photograph a bag :) I use a rigid bottom in this bag, and it makes holding everything in place kind of fiddly when you're placing the feet because you're working in a small area. I just realized how dumb I am - I should just turn the stinkin' bag inside out when I put in the feet. Better late than never, I suppose.
I'm really glad Joann's started carrying a limited selection of purse goods in different metallic finishes - I can get much more substantial rings in different shapes for cheaper than a package of regular d-rings. I wish they'd start carrying an assortment of non-sew-in purse frames, but I won't hold my breath for that one. I don't mind ordering off the internet, it's just that shipping sure does stack up for metal bits.
This was my final custom order for now, which is fine by me. I enjoy the extra dough, but the other projects have been piling up. I've got 6 cushions cut and ready to sew for the wicker sofa thingee on the porch. Plus I picked up some fun fabrics for a bit of patchwork play that my creative side needs to get to before it shrivels up with all the monotony I've been feeling lately.
I'm off to squeeze in some TV before I head to bed. I get to start my Monday with a meeting. Try not to be jealous of me.
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