Finished! Not at all perfect. Not even close. But, I love it anyway and I can't wait to practice my sewing skills on the second version...
Pattern: Poolside Tote by Noodlehead
Fabric Interior: Lotta Jansdotter from 2011 line, handles fabric is cheap from Joann's, and the exterior is a gray linen (I'm pretty sure it's by Robert Kaufman).
ps: it's not perfect because of my sewing...the pattern itself is wonderful! the construction is super neat and once all the prep work is complete, the bag sews up fairly quickly.
I have been working all week on signing books, stuffing and labeling envelopes, and, of course, shipping the books out! Be on the lookout for yours....
monday morning studio.
Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there...