Happy Monday, everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely weekend. We surely had a great couple of days- my husband was running a marathon in Indianapolis so the kids and I loved the opportunity to join him and cheer him on.
He had a big goal in mind - to run this marathon in under 3 hours!!!! We were so proud of him, he worked really, really hard and was preparing for this marathon for months, which definitely paid off. His finish time was (drum roll, please) 2:57:32. Totally amazing! He's such an inspiration to all of us.
I, of course, needed a new bag for our trip. I don't know why, but I seem to make a new bag every time my husband runs a marathon, weird!
So, the night before we were leaving I managed to finish this qayg patchwork tote. This tote bag was inspired by Faith's wonderful bag which I admired at our last MQG meeting.
As usual, I installed a zipper pocket in the lining, but this time I decided to make it a more structured bag by top stitching along side seams. I love how this turned out and I'm pretty sure there are more similar tote bags in my future.
Speaking of making more bags, would you like to see what most of our luggage looked like?
Yep, we traveled almost totally handmade. Only my husband is still allowed to have his regular, store bought sports duffel bag. The only handmade thing that crept into his luggage is this pouch I made for him a while back.
How about you? Do you travel handmade? I'd love to know.