I’ve had to wait a little while to post about this little gem. This bag is a gift for my lovely sister-in-law’s birthday. And since she’s known to read this blog, I had to wait. But today she’s in town all the way from Maryland and we get to see her! Woohoo!

I bought this fabric a while back, before I’d learned the language of making bags, because of it’s great potential.Do you know how tricky it is to take a picture of yourself holding a bag?
So I resorted to having my not-quite-5-year-old give it a try. Not too bad.

Then he asked if I would take a picture of him with his Transformer walkie-talkies and put it on the ‘blob’ too.
How could I say no?

It is good to be back among the land of the living. Wednesday night I was struck down with whatever it was that my 2-year-old had. Bleh. Fortunately I did not throw-up on any quilts. Also fortunate was the fact that I had been to the grocery store, Costco, the library, picked-up my daughter’s new glasses and put away 7 loads of laundry within the 24-hours before I was consumed with feeling gross. (You know it’s really bad when even the thought of sewing or reading blogs doesn’t sound remotely appealing.) And the final fortunate thing: my lovely husband took the day off yesterday to run the show around here. I’m just glad for his sake that I could time my illness with the first day of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. (Thank you and you’re welcome, dear.)

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    March 20, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    The "blob." I totally love it. πŸ™‚ And the bag is really cute too!

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    March 20, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Good job on the bag. I love the fabric you chose. Get better soon!

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    Lisa @ Life with 4!
    March 21, 2009 at 8:19 am

    oh bummer, he had to stay home and help… how lucky that he could also watch basketball! <BR/>hey, your little guy took a good picture! very nice. my kids have also taken some good shots at times. love that bag, i’m sure your sister in law will love it as well.

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    Amy @ Park City Girl
    March 21, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    the bag is fab! love big prints like that for bags πŸ™‚ Glad your feeling better.

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    March 21, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    It’s so functional. Love the pockets and I’ve already gotten the, ‘I love that bag!’ to which I get to respond, "My awesome sister in law made it!"<BR/><BR/>Thanks. Love you!

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    Lori Sume
    March 25, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I love that Spence calls it a blob!

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    April 13, 2011 at 12:47 am

    I love the bag too. I found a print very similar today, and after looking at your blog this morning, I&#39;m keen to let my creativity go wild and adapt your design. Thanks. I love your blog!

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    Sharon B
    May 30, 2012 at 9:13 am

    I am wondering what pattern you used for this – it looks like it went together really quick!

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