I went to a patchwork camp as I mentioned before. As we were planning the trip to Bulgaria with my B I decided to make something for my friend (now she is our friend) as a little gift when we visit her.
One day we made a bag in the camp and it seemed just the perfect idea... The technique is called crazy which absolutely fits Eli and me (at least the name :D).
So I decided to ask her about her favourite colour (and I was happy to sew something else as orange, as this bag was not for me). When she answered: orange I was just laughing and found several pieces of fabric to take to the camp with me.
On the bag sewing day I started with the crazy pattern after redesigning Évi's pattern (sorry dear, you know I cannot behave properly...) as it should have been a little bag and I wanted to make a bit better one, not only for theatre but everyday use.
I started with the crazy part. I really did not want to make it total orange, I thouht it would be better to combine it with another colour (green) to fit it with Eli's clothes (the ones I saw in Barcelona when we met).
But that was the moment I realized I forgot the green fabric at home... As a solution I went into the centre of Karcag to find green fabric (in THE fabric shop of the town). The shop was closed that day but I really wanted something good, so with two friends we went into a clothes shop and found something green. It was an embroidered blouse which I cut into pieces and sewed into the bag.
Unfortunately I was not able to finish it in the camp but I worked on in at home where I added some fabric I wanted to use (originally).
The hand sewn part was forgotten (as I am always silly in timing), so I had to finish it in the car on the way to Bulgaria the next weekend. And I could finish it just on time: at the Bulgarian border. Here it is:
Enjoy the bag, Eli! :D