Way back in July, I blogged about a "rough draft" purse I had sewn. I was testing out whether I would like the size and shape, and especially the size of the opening (I hate it when you buy a nice big tote, but then discover that the opening is barely big enough to get your hand inside). I ended up being very happy with the results, so I decided to go ahead with the next phase of the project. Somehow, though, I lost motivation, and I didn't end up buying the "looks like leather" fabric until September. Then, it wasn't until right before Christmas that I really got motivated and cut it all out. Ever since then, it has lain on my project table, just waiting and waiting. I don't know why I wasn't more excited to finish it. Finally, last week, in the midst of my cleaning and organizing spree, I decided to force myself to finish the stupid thing off. It still took all weekend, but last night I finally sewed off the last edge.
Now I am kicking myself, because I love how it turned out. I especially like the green lining!
I also finished it just in time, because the "rough draft" was made of really cheap fabric, and had begun to shred. It went straight into the garbage, leaving an empty coat hook to hang the new bag on. Considering my state of mind, finishing a new project and decluttering my table, as well as throwing away a defunct object are real highlights in my life!