I forgot to show you my cool new project bag! I saw it on Moogly and realized I had everything I needed to make one. It was quick to make too. I used some extra yarn laying around, some cute spoopy buttons I’ve had forever, and some plastic canvas.

TBH, I made one side’s canvas too small, the other too big, lol. But it works! I love using it and I get lots of comments on it, especially from kiddos. It’s fun showing people what tatting is. AND that it’s not just “for grandmas”. Spooky people like tatting too!

Wait…where did I put that flamingo cup? I love that lil cup…
first page
second page, before pockets, see the canvas under there?
figuring out where those packets will go and making sure they’ll hold they’re respective items
ta-da! before construction
I laid out where everything was supposed to go, so I could reference this pic when I sewed everything on. I thought it would take awhile with all those buttons but it went quick! (btw-WIP instead of RIP, get it? Work In Progress? Very few people get it. oh well)
Finished construction! The edging looks a little messy to me, but it’s because of the uneven plastic canvas. I don’t mind it; I love the fall colors.
Isn’t it cute?? That big pocket will fit a small notebook too. (Right now it’s crammed with the pattern and remaining colors of thread.)

OK, it’s starting to look like something now…I’m mostly done, only the head and front legs left!

This turned out to be the biggest part and the fussiest.
The red was a very welcome change from all that fussy green!!
Woohoo! Drag Bingo! Tatting and bingo went very well together.
Cute foot! Now you can see how big that first motif is.
Once I sew in those ends I’ll get going on the head.

Here it is! 4 years later! I found every WIP picture I have and put them in order:

ugh I had to rip out some of the first stitches, but it wasn’t so bad
The bottom Gallifreyan says”KAT2015-2019RIP”

Stuff I changed to personalize it:

  • I added different phrases on the sides. The original said “something old and something new-something borrowed something blue”. I chose a quote from Captain Jack Harkness “I used to be a poster boy…the Face of Bo they called me.” I love Jack!
  • Instead of K-9 in the bottom squares I put a Dalek and a weeping angel. Both are from wee little stitches.
  • I changed the bottom text to Geronimo! with a bow tie (cuz the’re cool) and a bobbin of thread next to some squiggles.
  • I put some black lines on the police box door to look like text.
  • This is the first time I put the year I started and the year I finished! My friend suggested putting RIP since it took so long. ;-)

On to the next one!!

This year we went to the Hotel Parq Central. It was swanky! I got to help with hats! I had a blast. Last year when I went to this, everyone was so nice and welcoming and I really needed that. I’ll be making more hats for next year too. Here are all the pics I took:

See that cute red one in the middle? I won that in auction.
Hats hats hats and more hats
A friend made this one! I won it too!
This was an amazing special collection based on The Wizard of Oz.
P made this one! I loved the feathers but got outbid.
Another friend made this one! I won it and gave it to P.
Me and Bunni. 😍 Mahalo!
He was playing that lovey Paris Cafe French music that I can’t get enough of 🇫🇷♥️
Me and my new friend Erica, she was part of the brains behind this whole party!
J looking posh
My sparkly awesome shoes
Oops! Dropped a cookie. It was soggy but very tasty!
Wendy and Marie will get along just fine
My pretty hat!

Can’t wait for next year!!