When I admitted that the time might be coming to retire my beloved Nancy Drew bag, I knew the hardest part would be finding the perfect fabric. It has to be something that I absolutely love, that I won't get tired of if I carry it around every day for a couple of years. Something that can compete with those book spines...
And it's got to be something from my existing stash. I've got gorgeous fabric I still love years after purchasing it, but the ladies in vintage Barbie-style dresses are on a light background that would show dirt. The vintage school prints will scream "homeschool mom" just a little too loudly. The vintage circus posters (which get bonus points because they came from one of Grandma's thrift store bags) might be a little too adventurous for an everyday bag, but they reminded me of this print....
I think I've got the basis for my new tote bag! There's only a fat quarter in my stash, but that's actually more than I had of the book spine print. And I've got red and black yardage that I bought when I thought this was going to be a wall quilt.
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 6 1/2 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 18 1/4 yards (+2 sheets)
Net added for 2016: 12 3/4 yards
Yarn used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to Date: 4850 yards
Yarn added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn added Year to Date: 7366 yards
Net added for 2016: 2516 yards
This post is linked to Patchwork Times.