The truth is this. Life right now is really hard. Really hard in that mid-twenties existestial way, and also really hard in the "life is hard, suck it up" way. In the last week and a half I have had six jobs, two of which rank numbers one and two on the Worst Days of Subbing Ever list, one which was just plain challenging, and one which turned out to be a snow day but I didn't find out until I got to school. So then the existenstial question is "what do I do next?" because clearly, I can't do this for a whole lot longer and expect to keep myself in one piece.
And, really, I tell you this because I want to explain my lack of blog mojo, and because this is the last time I want to talk about it here. I really need a existential crisis and complaint free space, and this is it. So even though I have a few sewing projects started or completed to show, an improvised hat finished and another on the needles, plus the back and part of the front of Demi done and I haven't shown you any of it, that's just the way it's going to have to be for now.
I made a tote bag from the tutorial by Gloriana. It's kind of the big sister to one of my first sewing projects only this one is reversible
I didn't use any velcro for the pockets, because I didn't have any lying around and didn't feel like going to the store to get any. My single complaint with this bag is that I wish the pockets were larger. Because they are attached to the bottom, and the bottom is square, some significant pocket real estate gets taken up when the bag is full. If they were taller, this would matter less. This is my work bag, taking the place of two smaller bags which I was carrying before. It holds everything I need for work, plus my lunch, purse-type things, and a shawl admirably. Between this and a thermos for taking hot soup I manage to trudge through.
This is the last one, I promise.