In the spirit of learning new skills I decided to make the Amy Butler Weekender Travel Bag.
I bought the pattern and materials from u-handbag.com a fantastic site with an equally fantastic blog by Lisa Lam (very inspiring with lots of great tutorials). I had some sale Ian Mankin Linen stashed away and I bought some Amy Butler fabric for the lining. It has taken me about two days to make with a pretty large gap between whilst I hunted everywhere for a closed 30 inch zip (heavy weight). In the end I gave up and had to buy and open-ended one but it has still worked.
It was fun but putting the lining in was a bit of a pain so I am going to reward myself with a coffee and cake – yum!
As I write this F is watching The Goodies ‘Kung Fu Kapers’ where Bill Oddie reveals he is a master of the ancient Lancashire martial art of Ecky-Thump. I am going to have to try and sneak this away. It is his favourite and he was a very good boy all morning so I said he could watch it but as he has jumping around the living room wielding an invisible black pudding whilst doing kung-fu moves. It really isn’t a good viewing choice for a small boy, but goodness it’s funny!