Meet Mia. I expect her to stick with me through all kinds of seasons, carry my burdens (wallet, cell phone, car keys, journal), and keep my secrets.
I also expect her to lose lots of things because she is BIG! (I put my car keys in there for 30 seconds and already I lost them this morning [it may have been because I was still half asleep though...]).
I'm not sure how she got so big, but it's a much bigger bag than I usually carry. It's not tote bag size by any means, just bigger than I intended. Sometimes I see people with bags big enough to hold small children or animals and I think "What DO they put in that thing?" We'll see what I can fit in there.
I designed the bag myself. It's inspired by a shirt I have that is all gathered on the yoke. I thought that it would translate well into a bag and I'm pleased with the result.
Realizing a bag this size needs organization, I put in a zip pocket, a slip pocket, some pen pockets and an elasticized water bottle holder (I'm guilty of putting my water bottles in my small purses so I figured I'd better make provisions before I've got 4 or 5 in here).The zip pocket (using fabric from the Oliver and S dress).
The fabric and lining fabrics are both from Anna Maria Horner from her Garden Party line. I love the unexpected color combinations!