There is a quilted handle and a tiny cherry print ruffled edge. I machine quilted the back piece, which I find looks better and holds the "Warm And Natural (tm)" quilt lining in place.
Little vintage buttons and a ME Scotty Dog button add a wee bit of texture and fun to the front.
A girl needs tons of pockets to stash the small things so there is one in front and then a large sectioned one inside. I did a machine appliqued bird on the front of the pocket and stippled around it.
Here is the finished piece. It is large enough to hold a lap top computer...now all I need is to buy myself one!
I have also been working on pennant banners to list next week on ETSY. These are tons of fun to make and helps me get rid of the stash of vintage tablecloths that seem to consume a rather larger plastic storage bin in the guest bedroom. See, I bet you didn't see that in any of the pictures of the room? Now I wouldn't want to embarass myself, now would I?
What the banners look like all strung out!
There is a TV in my sewing area and I usually have it tuned into Martha Stewart, the Food Network Channel or Rachel Ray. When I sew I mostly have it on for noise, however every so often I have to goose neck it to see what is on - especially if it is something like a food recipe. Yes, I am a foodie! ha. The other day miss cutie pie Rachel was making a grilled cheese sandwich - Italian style. It is like a Caprese salad, except it is a "sammie" - as she calls it.
You will cook them in heated extra virgin olive oil (enough to coat the entire pan).
Cook over medium-low heat - be sure to watch closely so that you don't burn the bread. (I speak from experience!) The cheese should be gooey and the bread a nice toasty brown.
YUMMO! They are fantastic and really refreshing!