Spring Bag

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Spring swing bag

Details: A CAOK gift for a girlfriend: Amy Butler Swing Bag pattern: Decor weight fabric.

It felt incredibly fulfilling to sit down and be creative yesterday. I turned on new music, went through stacks of fabric and fell into a bit of a trance. There should be a word for the feeling of being so content at what you are doing, time slips away unnoticed. Do you ever get lost in what you are doing, only to look up and realize hours have disappeared? It doesn’t happen often, but this luxury is one that can’t go unappreciated.

There was a bit of a deadline to get this project finished; it had been sitting cut on my kitchen table for more than a week. I am having a few friends over for dinner tonight and I’ll need every inch of kitchen/table space available. I’ve got an idea of what I’m making, but nothing is certain other than fruity margaritas. It is the end of the citrus season in Phoenix and my pantry is overflowing with lemon and grapefruit. Also under consideration: skirt steak tacos, pepita green wraps, chips and guacamole and cayenne brownies for dessert. Ole!

{Left on the April-May project list: 25 tote bags for Susie’s sorority, a baby wall organizer for Steph’s adopted Ethiopian babies, aprons for the Sweet Republic ladies, a table runner for Meg,  recycled cashmere sweater stuffed animals for Tiffany/Rory, a wrap skirt for Christy, a pair of “baby blue fingerless gloves” for Delaney, and a neon green sun hat for Madison. There are a couple May birthdays and Mama’s day gifts too. Woo!}