I was so nervous about the order I got for one of my “Doggie Travel Bags”, because she wanted me to make hers into a backpack, rather than a bag with two straps. I said yes, although I had never made a backpack and I was so scared I couldn’t do it. I made a practice one that took me 2 days to make, but by doing that, I figured ways to make the bag sturdier and a bit easier. Sometimes I think pattern companies make their patterns too hard when in fact the same thing could be accomplished in an easier fashion. I much prefer creating my own patterns to using a store bought one, but sometimes I have to bite the bullet and use one that came from the store. Anyway, I finished the ordered bag yesterday and I am very pleased with how it turned out. I may never make another one though..LOL The customer stopped by this morning to pick up her backpack and she was thrilled. It was just what she wanted. I love the great feeling I get when I create something for someone and have it turn out just as they envisioned. I took a couple of pics last night, so I could post it for you all to see.
One last thing…we are so happy for Bradly because as a member of this year’s “Chess Club” at school, he is going to his first beginners tournament tomorrow for most of the day. We have to have him at school at 8:30 am where the kids will be picked up and driven to Belmont Central School for the tournament. Brad will be back around 4:30 pm. Brad is very excited and this is huge for him because it is a privilege he has earned by working on his honesty issues and becoming more trustworthy. We are so proud of his accomplishments. :o)