We live a transient life right now, so Susan isn't the only person I had to say goodbye to recently. Christy is another great friend who also really helped me adjust to life here, prepared me for the experience of giving birth here, and let my daughter crash her in-home preschool a few times. She had me and my girls over for dinner when my husband was traveling, she braved the hordes of screaming teenagers to see New Moon and Eclipse with me on opening nights, and she was Crafterhours' very first follower! I think the one place I will always remember her is our farmers market. She was there every Thursday without fail with her daughters, loading up her double stroller with produce.
So, when it was time to say goodbye to her, and thank her for all she's done for our family, I immediately thought that she needed some nice new market bags!
This was a collaborative project. After I finished making them, I passed them on to another friend who used her super duper fancy embroidery machine to label them. Unfortunately we didn't have time to get a daylight picture before presenting them to Christy, but you get the idea:
We miss you already, Christy!
Oh, and this fabric came from Ikea - a great resource for cute home dec weight. Since I have to buy most of my fabric online, it's a real treat for me to actually run my hand over bolts and see the fabric in person. Some of them do tend to have repeats that are so big they'd only work for drapes or duvet covers though, so I was super happy to find these versatile stripes! You'll be seeing more of them.