Even though my kids made me watch The Rescuers Down Under at least a thousand times, I still, to this day, laugh out loud at Frank in this scene every time. So much so that it’s become a running gag in my family for years. I think Frank was one of Disney’s finest creations. Funny, funny stuff. In fact, I think I’ll go dig through the old VHS tapes and watch the whole thing today. Assuming we still have a device to play it on, I’m not so sure about that?
I’ve been whittling away at that project list of mine and as I worked I couldn’t stop thinking about Frank and his “lovely lady’s purse.” See how my mind works? It’s fun being me.
I first have to say that it’s only a small miracle that I managed to accomplish this. My experience with sewing projects, outside of the straight lines required to make a quilt, date back many moons ago to high school. I foolishly attempted to make a nightshirt, complete with buttons and a collar, as my very first sewing project. It was also my last. Let’s just say it didn’t turn out the way I expected. I’ve avoided the sewing machine, other than quilts and a few pillows, ever since. Until now.
Ta-da! Look what I made! I started off small, really small with this bag for my daughter. It is just big enough for a cell phone, your ID and some cash or credit card. Perfect for the 21 year old.
Then I moved up a little and added a zipper, there is a pocket on the back. A perfect shop hop bag.
But I wasn’t done yet. With new found confidence I tackled a real sewing project.
I like it so much I’m making myself one for every season. Here’s the summer edition.
So, I can now add “Bag Lady” to my list of life-long accomplishments. Shoot, had I know they could be this fun and easy I would have been making them all along.