Let us put by some hour of every day for holy things...

I will not doubt, though all my ships at sea
Come drifting home with broken masts and sails.
I will believe the Hand which never fails,
From seeming evil, worketh good for me.
And though I weep because those sails are tattered,
Still will I cry, while my best hopes lie shattered:
I trust in Thee.
--Ann Kimmel

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Habakkuk 3:17-18

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Not Bad for a Mere Crafting Wannabe

I've been in a creative mood the last few days, and I'm happy to report I actually finished a project! Saturday I had a quiet day at home and got inspired to design and sew a cross-body bag /messenger bag style purse for myself. I didn't have a pattern so just dove in, figuring I'd tackle the difficulties as they came along, which they certainly did. But yesterday afternoon, after a long stint with a seam ripper and a needle, I finally put in the last stitch. I'm eager to show you how it turned out.

Nifty, huh? I made it from a remnant of tapestry upholstery fabric I picked up at a thrift shop. I'd like to try and make others on this order, but I'll definitely make some changes to the overall design and method to make it easier. The strap is rather bulky, and my lining (made of green corduroy) had to be modified a few times to get it to fit properly. Even then it was a kind of a make-do job, but I have hopes of getting this bag just the way I want it, maybe using some bark cloth or a non-plush upholstery fabric next time. But I must admit I'm quite tickled with the outcome, despite the flaws.

If I get it figured out, I'll share the plans so you can make one, too!

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