Before the December break, I finished up a couple of custom order bags, including this six sider bag.
The wool felt dots are appliqued on, and are in a casino proper order. There was a bit of a challenge to this bag, as the dots have to be put on before sewing the bag, and I had to reconfigure how to cut and assemble the bottom of the bag.
When you look into the bag, it looks like this:
Because, as with most of my bags, it is reversible.
This bag reverses to a red/white dice, with the inside and outside dots lining up.
Now, see that bottom? That took a bit of thinking with the 'ole brain box.
I was really happy with how it turned out, and (I'm very pleased to say) that the customer also like his bag.
We were there at the start of the month, making time for gifting and chores, and then BOO! it was Christmas, and ZOOM! it was New Year.
The shop did well, and I think I stayed in control of the projects I undertook. I did let go of a couple of gifts I wanted to make, but I have high hopes of getting them done for Valentine's Day.
January shows every sign of going the way of December. I can almost hear the engines revving as the month is on the cusp of spiraling out of my grasp. My hope is that with liberal use of the hand break, I'll be able to keep the year from flashing as quickly as the days.
It was a Good December, and I'm hopeful of Lovely January. There are big birthday's coming up, and dear friends to catch up with, and things to do.