I sneaked away here for a little while but I'm back, rested and refreshed and ready to catch up with all that's been going on in blogland :)
I travel a fair bit so I thought it was high time for some pretty hand luggage, conveniently finished just in time for my holiday.
The pattern is by Studio Cherie, I used Melody Miller typewriters for the main body of the bag (oh how I love them!), a coordinating print from Ruby Star Shining for the pockets and So Sophie Dots by Riley Blake for the handles.
This bag is huge!! I stuffed it with a quilt and two cushions for the photo and there is still room for more! I have never made a bag this large before but it was fairly straightforward and the pattern is easy to follow. I did not particularly enjoy wrestling the bulk of quilted fabric, handles and zippers on my sewing machine but it was well worth the effort.
I felt very smug walking through the airport with my handmade duffel bag, not that anyone took notice of it but still. I fancied myself to be one of those stylish mums with her hip bag full of healthy snacks and entertaining toys for the little one, looking effortlessly glamorous and all. But it is just a bag really, so I ended up rummaging through Happy Meal toys and Maltesers to find the Fanta instead ;)
It's good to be back!