I used Rae's Buttercup Bag freebie. I prefer my linings to be bright, so I went this cheerful yellow.
Since people will only see the outside I took extra care to make sure everything looks good outside (and slightly less care inside). The pockets are... well, not proper. I have realized that I can't stitch two pieces of square fabric, turn them inside out and get them flat. So I just used some iron on interface and stitched.
Instead of a magnetic snap I used an elastic hairtie and this cute ladybug button. The strap turned out a bit thin (mostly because my fat quarter wasn't 18"x22").
I took it out today and it fit a whole bunch of papers, my Ipod, wallet and keys with lots of room left over. About the size of my other small purse. If everything is in the middle of the purse then it gapes at the sides when closed, but as long as I make sure my junk is balanced it stays fine.
The whole thing was stitched by hand because I'm not all that great wrestling the sewing machine.
Tune in tomorrow for my attempt at using the sewing machine to make something.
And before you wonder at the frequent posts, I'm just making up for the camera-less time. Tomorrow will the last of the "catch up" posts and then it's back to our regularly scheduled programming.
I was a bit surprised by the number of folks who commented that "he" (my dragon) looked good. A bit sexist, I suppose, but I've always assumed that a dragon hoarding chocolate would be a girl! I think I know one guy who cares about chocolate, everyone else can take it or leave it. Unlike most of the girls, who are aficionados!