Monday, September 14, 2009
Mama Needs a Brand New Bag
Do you see this beautiful piece of vintage fabric? Gorgeous isn't it? It's not quite a barkcloth, but similar. This is from my mother's collection, in absolute pristine condition. The story goes like this; my mother entrusted this fabric to my care in order that I should make her a bag. Once the commission was complete, I was to keep some of this beauty stuff for myself, very generous thanks mom. I believe the bargain was struck well over a year ago and still, no bag. Oh woe indeed, I am a neglectful daughter of the most confounding sort. Considering that my mother (who reads this blog regularly - Hi Mom!) has been contributing to my fabric collection on a regular basis for years. She has nearly single handedly supplied me with a vintage fabric stash that is the envy of all my chums.
I'm not quite sure what the hold up has been. Of course I want it to be perfect, of course I don't want to mess up her 'favorite piece of fabric ever', and well...to be completely honest, sometimes I am easily distracted.
So, this is my current mission; to create a bag of the loveliest kind. A bag worthy of this stellar fabric and of my stellar Mom. I think I can, I think I can...
Thank you mom for being so terribly patient and for enabling my fabric addiction. I love you lots!