1. Robins in the Nest - someone so near and dear to my heart read the blog, fell in love and is now going to receive the bag.
I shall blog about her and her sister, whom my sister and I call 'cousins' because we love them so freaking much.
If you're reading, S, the back is finished and it makes me so tender-hearted that I know you'll be happy :) I just know it!!!
2. A long-awaited custom order from several custom cycles ago: I am too thrilled about its progress!
3. A double koi clutch, which will have a piece of stone inlaid between the beauties: I think they'll be spotted koi. Yup.
And yet I don't know what the stone should be: any suggestions?
When I am making bags all other things go by the wayside.
If I could express how hard it is to make one bag, let alone three it would be a modern dance piece full of long arms and barrel rolls, in which I spell out the word "oof" with my gestures in seven different languages.
I love modern dance.
But more than loving modern dance, I love making bags. It takes all my concentration, and yet the tasks are deceptively simple:
tool (ha ha ha this word should have seven syllables, as it takes forever - 'tool' sounds so amazing and short for what it really is - long as the day is lovely!)
loudly and soulfully sing Celine Dion songs (sorry neighbors!)*
listen to Chopin waltzes*
get weepy to the sound of Andy Williams*
dance to Stevie Wonder in between finished steps*
show husband progress every day
(*during all of the above bag steps)
and so here I am in the middle of these processes somewhere for two of the bags, the koi clutch is yet a baby and I am deciding what fabric to line it with: so exciting!