This time a squirrel with zippers!
No, not this kind -
Or even this kind -
This squirrel with zippers was a bag that my daughter and I saw in her local quilt store and fell madly in love with.
I tracked down the pattern and ordered the wire frames necessary to make this fabulous bag. (And I know a good squirrel when I see one, so I ordered several sets of the frames...) (Go HERE to do the same thing yourself. Trust me, you're going to want to!)
Here's my (first, but certainly not last) Retreat Bag
and my daughter's (first, but certainly not last) bag.
(Note: she folded the ends of her bag correctly - mine is incorrect, but I'm leaning toward just leaving it that way because I like this shape, too.) (Note 2: yes, hers is made from an exploding Tardis print. ) (Note 3: yes, I'm jealous.)
Here they are open so you can see how nicely they stand up, due to that wire frame at the mouth.
Love love love this bag!
And now I'll be off to have a good long dither about what to put in it.
Oh, and to plan what fabrics to make the next one with. And straps... I think I want straps on the next one...
I may have to put in another frame order in the near future.