This turned out to be a big crafty Christmas. Next year- gift cards for everyone. I'm serious. Really.
First up, a quilted bag for Brendan's grandmother who loves Vera Bradley bags.
Who knows why Anna felt the need to wear it on her head.
I started with this tutorial but changed it a bit, mostly when it came to construction. It has pockets all around the outside, a magnetic closure, snazzy straps from the fabric store and some fantastic fabrics.
Hidden inside is some great owl fabric since whenever I think about her house, I can't help but think about the large collection of owl figurines.
I briefly considered keeping this one for myself. It's just a great size and I love the pockets. I then considered staying up all night right before we left and making a red and grey one for myself. I may have even started cutting pieces. I mean, how handy would this have been traveling? But, common sense won out. I will be starting it as soon as I get home.