I was lucky to get my hands on a couple yards of Echino Birdsong fabric from SuperBuzzy. When I went back to get some more yardage, it was sold out and seems to be sold out all over the web. I’m sure shops will be restocking soon, but I’ll have to wait until then to get some more.
I’m especially proud of the pink bag because it is my first successful attempt at a drop zipper. This bag is for a friend in Taiwan and because she lives in a big crowded city, I felt like she needed a bag with a more substantial closure than a magnet or clasp. No pick-pocketing hands will be able to get into the top of this bag when it’s zipped.
So help me out – when a zipper is down in the bag like this, what is it called? I’m calling it a drop zipper, but I’m sure there’s a real name for it. The pattern for this bag is available here.
And I finally got to make a bag out of some of Anna Maria Horner’s Drawing Room fabric. Initially, I wasn’t going to buy it, but then one day I saw a lady at a park carrying my Diaper Bag pattern made out of this fabric. I was in shock – my bag design on some stranger in a park – such a neat feeling. Sort of like the time I met a lady at church who commented that she had the pattern to make the Chemisette Handbag that I was carrying. Really? I thought, Someone else has a bag pattern that looks just like this one? Then I found out that it was MY pattern. Very exciting. I felt like such a dork saying, It’s a CraftApple pattern? That’s my pattern. I’m CraftApple!
So I didn’t end up making the Diaper Bag pattern with the Drawing Room fabric, but it looks delicious on a bag, doesn’t it?