I added this bag to my Etsy shop today. You can look here to see more pictures and details. I am mighty proud of this bag because it is my first ever completely original design. I've adapted patterns and added to patterns before, but this is the first time I've drafted a pattern from my own idea. So, take a look if you want!
I also renewed some of my expired listings, so in case you were wondering, no, I did not permanently close up shop. I have plans for several other new listings over the next few weeks, but first I have a huge bag of alterations to finish up (I've decided to exit the alterations business altogether after this) and whip up a bag that my sister's mother-in-law graciously requested from me.
In other news, just as I was pondering ridding my storage closet of a few tubs of yarn because there are no cool crochet patterns out there anyway, and I have decided I am just not a knitter (I think it's so cool-looking, but it takes forever), I came across this website. There are some great patterns for kids' toys there and some of them are even free. The for-sale ones are only between 2 and 5 bucks, though, and no shipping charges are necessary because they are emailed to you in a pdf file! So, if you like to crochet, go check it out.
Also, I was asked for the Sangria recipe I mentioned in a previous post, so I'll just put it right here for all to enjoy. You can make this virgin or not, ingredients for both are included:
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup orange-flavored liqueur or orange juice
1 cup vodka of lemon-lime soda
2 medium peaches or nectarines, thinly sliced, slices cut in half
1 medium orange, thinly sliced, cut in galf if desired
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 lime, thinly sliced
1 bottle (750 ml) dry while wine or white grape juice, chilled
1 bottle (1 liter) club soda, chilled
In half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, stir sugar, orange liqueur and vodka until sugar is dissolved. Into another half-gallon glass or plastic pitcher, pour half of vodka mixture. Divide fruits and wine evenly between pitchers. Refrigerate until serving. Just before serving, pour half of club soda into each pitcher; stir gently to mix. Serve immediately. If desired, serve over ice.