One of my very bad habits which I'm sure drives my other half crazy is my compulsive need to make things the night before I travel away on holiday. I think it stems from a need to stock up on some crafting before I go away and have nothing to do and no access to a sewing machine. This time, I was up until after midnight making myself a new handbag. It's from the Amy Butler Birdie Sling pattern and was ideal to take on holiday. It is HUGE and I have to say that I have to tip it out on the bed every other day to find what I have in there. I think I would scale down the pattern dramatically next time I make one as it's really not doing my back any good having all that space to carry things in!
It provoked some lovely conversations with complete strangers which is something I love about handmade things. A conversation in the Target check out queue with one lady revealed her as an artist. She loved the colours in my bag and wondered where I had bought it (don't you love it when that happens?). We had a great chat in the five minutes we were in the queue about her art and my sewing. I'd love to hear any stories you might have about people you've met when you've been out and about with your own handmade creations.