Have Bags, Will Travel
We are headed to my parents’ house in Milwaukee for the weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing them, even though it’s only been about a month and a half since we last saw them. My mom and I are going shopping (SHE needs clothes), and then she’s taking me to a ballet. Dave is going to hang out with my stepdad, maybe work on some guy-chores and rent a guy-movie.
I decided I needed new makeup bags for traveling. I’m not very good at packing when we travel, always bringing too much or ending up with a bag that’s too heavy (so naturally Dave ends up carrying it).
I have several fat quarters of each print from the Good Folks fabric collection in my stash, so I decided to use up some of it for lighter makeup bags than what I’ve been lugging around the past couple years.
I made these two zippered bags to hold my makeup and toiletries. I didn’t use a pattern, but I knew I wanted them to be fairly big with a flat bottom so they would stand up. I also wanted them quilted but not pieced; just one fabric to show off on the outside and one for the lining. The larger one measures about 7 inches tall by 10 inches wide, and the smaller version is 6 inches tall by 9 inches wide.
I really love how they turned out, but I think they need a little embellishment. I’m going to attach a felt flower brooch, or maybe a vintage brooch if I find something funky in the stores this weekend. (Doesn’t my little drawer of buttons look so boring?)
Hope you all enjoy a grrreat weekend!