Now at my age some people go back to college to get their Master's Degree or a second degree or whatever. Me, I am a freshmen! (I have only one previous semester of college back in the '90's)
Why did I wait so long to do this? The short version of the story is that Life Happened. It seems like either you jump on it right out of high school before Real Life takes over or Real Life will come knocking at your door and take no prisoners. That's how it was for me. So between four children, jobs, bills, mortgages, spouse's education and career, etc., the time and money have just never been there - at least not both at the same time.
Money still isn't there, but I do have the time so I enrolled FULL TIME to go for my degree. This blog will be the first place I come if I have to (OMG!) sell one or more of my vintage sewing machines to help pay for tuition. But this semester is taken care of so I'm going to do this one step at a time and cross that bridge when I get to it.
I wanted a visual for this post, and the only thing I could think of is to show some of my various purse and tote bag projects. It only fits in because I got a compliment on the homemade bag I was carrying yesterday - and not because they knew I had made it, they just liked it (and were surprised to find out it was a DIY). Yes, the "cool girls" liked my homemade tote bag! :)
So in no particular order are a few pics. Many of these I have posted on PR, so members there might have seen them already.
|Made entirely from remnants I already had and a 50 cent thrift store pattern :)|
|Gift to DS's girlfriend, he picked out the fabric himself|
|Mainly like this one for the vintage ribbon that exactly matched the fabric|
|Gift to DIL1|
|Sorry, its blurry. Matching wallet for bag above|
|Another blurry one....gift for DIL2|
|Gift for DIL3 (are you counting!) She chose the fabric for this diaper bag. She LOVES this thing.|
|Yes, sometimes I even crochet a bag. I love bags!|
Well, that's all for today, folks. I'll be around, especially when I've been studying too much and turn to my sewing for a break!