I'm thrilled that I finished my Gear Up Tote!
The bag is a Sweetwater design I've had my eye on ever since Carol posted a picture of her's back in May. It was one of those projects that I knew I had to make as soon as I saw it. I shamelessly used the same fabrics Carol did, except I chose to do my bag in navy blue.
We've spent lots of time riding bikes this summer and I've certainly turned into a fan of Sweetwater, so this canvas bike fabric from their Lucy's Crab Shack line seemed like a perfect fit!
Thanks for the inspiration Carol!
This Gear Up Tote pattern is definitely one I will use again and again.
I love the small size of the tote bag and the directions were pretty easy too. The ruffled flower threw me for a loop at first, but it was later in the eventing and I don't think that helped anything. I wasn't seeing how to initially fold the fabric for the flower. Once the light bulb went on over my head, I couldn't figure out how I wasn't getting it in the first place! It's a great bag!
I have a few Sweetwater charms to hang on the bag too, but that will have to wait for another day. Right now my brain is a little fried after reading over plenty of college application essays for my oldest son. Having a senior in high school certainly keeps you busy! I had no idea!
Along with school, soccer season has started again and that means back to the fields and back to piles of soccer laundry for me.
Do you see that white uniform? Who's idea was that? I'm pretty sure a mom didn't pick out white as a sports uniform color! I think I need to invest my money in stain removing laundry products LOL! A thirteen year old boy can get plenty of soccer dirt on a white uniform! I am a happier mom when he wears the navy blue one! Less scrubbing involved!
The same for my older son who has a white shirt for part of his golf team uniform. Somehow they always get dirty. I'm happy that my boys have the opportunity to be so active and involved in sports, and I really don't mind the extra laundry involved, but it certainly doesn't bother me when I hear someone asking for their dark colored uniform LOL!
Have a great week!