My holiday afternoon nap-on-the-sofa ended when one of the neighbor boys started popping caps on the street to amuse himself. It's such a little boy thing! And I wandered all over the house trying to figure out what was making "that noise" before I figured out that it was coming from outside.
I've been sort of lazy about sewing this week, but I did make a new purse. This is "Margo", the newest pattern from Lazy Girl Designs. I was excited to try it because I like the profile, and it has a neat "hidden" zipper. As with all the Lazy Girl patterns, the instructions are clear and well illustrated.
Here's the inside --tons of pockets. (there are two pockets on the outside front as well) The zipper sits about an inch below the top of the bag.
The zipper was just a bit fiddly to sew but not difficult. The only thing that concerns me is that the pattern calls for a regular nylon dressmaker zipper rather than something more "heavy duty" and I wonder whether it's likely to hold up to a lot of use...
In other news, did you know that it is really cheap and easy to replace the keyboard on a laptop computer? Somehow I had managed to wear out the lettering on several keys on mine, and it was getting hard to see what I was typing! I ordered a new keyboard for about $15 from Amazon (free shipping 'cause I also bought a new sock-pattern book...) and the actual replacement only took about 5 minutes. There are several tutorials on line.
Anyhow, I was about to throw away the old keyboard but I started thinking about the keys that were still "good" and what could I do with them... and could I use them in some crafty way? Here's the answer:
It's an artist trading card (ATC) for the birthday swap I'm in. I used some beautiful handmade paper that one of the swappers had sent me, and some beads from the bonanza I bought a a garage sale a few weeks ago. I might have to start scouting for spare keyboards now...
Bucky struck an interesting pose this morning -- he commandeered the bed about 30 seconds after I vacated it.
Here's the "devil eyes" version...
I spent several hours weeding and working in the garden this morning, which justified the totally lazy afternoon. I'm reading the new Elizabeth George mystery. I used to love her books but... the last couple left me cold, and this one isn't really holding my attention either. Is it just me?