I finished the Applique Tote yesterday.
I used light blue wool for the gusset.The handles are braided tapes.
I made a zipper slider charm with wool felt. Repeated same motif from the applique. Fun!
Lining is the Japanese linen/cotton again. I love this print. I wish I bought it a lot more in Japan this summer.
It took longer to sew it up than I expected because of the thickness of the materials. But it turned out very well. It is pretty sturdy and beautifully made.
Actually, I have been preparing to open my own online store for months. It has been going slow though. Right now, I am working pretty hard for it in both physically and mentally. There are always some patterns and designs flying around in my brain. I am going to sell my "one of a kind" handmade stuff and patterns and instructions for crafting. I would like to open the shop as soon as possible. My goal is to make it happen at least in 2010. If I was so good and had enough time, it could be in October.......Hmmmm.......
I will update what is going on anyway. Keep it up Me!