I made this before I left for artfest. I always feel like I need a new bag whenever I travel somewhere. Does anyone else feel the same way? Lucky for me I can sew, otherwise this could be an expensive habit.
It was perfect for the plane flight. Inside I kept a bag of trail mix, a chocolate bar, mints, gum, lip balm, wallet, art journal, pen and pencil, day planner, tea wallet and a book to read.
It all fit perfectly and kept me happily traveling by air.
The book I read was Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. It was perfect reading for the plane. A bunch of funny short stories that are easy to read, laugh out loud (and sometimes snort) funny. I LOVE reading on the plane and at airports. Nose in book, don’t talk to me, I’m reading!! It’s the only time I can read without interuption.
Anyway, back to the bag. I used some linen, some vintage fabric scraps, buttons, trim and my grandma’s crocheted doilies. The strap is two thrifted belts sewn together, but I think I need something wider and a little thicker. I love its many pockets. Several on the inside, plus a zipper pocket too. It’s nice and big too. I probably won’t use it on a daily basis, but it might make a great work bag. My old one is looking pretty tired.