I got this new pattern from this blog. I sure hope she doesn't mind me posting this. It's out in bloggy world for all to see, so I suppose not.
Anyhow, this pattern is for a Martha Stewart Dish Towel Tote. It seemed cute (and easy enough).
Seeing as how all I've been doing with regards to the sewing machine is staring at this pile of material for a quilt (that I've had for over a year now) for Kelly's daughter...and making these... (the taggie, not the baby)I figured it was time for something new.
So, back to the tote. I started it and got really excited when I realized how little time it took. It probably should have only taken a few hours, but for me, a few days was my break-neck speed.
Fast forward. I got done and knew it was pretty shoddy in a few areas. I wasn't going for perfection, I was trying to get down the technique before gifting a real one.
Then JD says "why did you do the straps that way?"
I replied with a snotty tone "What way, Mr. Knowitall? I just did what the pattern said to do!"
He says very calmly.... "put it on your arm and use it, then."Well, yeah.....I guess it's a good thing this was the trial run. Maybe I can just wear it??? No?Then, my sweet friend Alyssa suggested that I use it as a stroller bag. Leave it to her to see the good side in all of this. But, the other thing I failed to mention is I used the wrong size dish towel. It will hold a diaper and maybe a bottle. Whoops.
Oh well. Happy Birthday, Alyssa. I made you a stroller bag.