Twenty years ago - and I can scarcely believe that so much time has passed, because it seems like yesterday - when our son was a boy - we lived in California, and he had a friend in school, named Paul.
Paul was good at drawing. His drawings were very funny! I loved them! I told him so! Many times! Till he got the hint and drew me a whole bunch of quirky animals as a gift. Hurray! I still keep them in the same envelope he handed me with the sweetest smile. The mouse is my favorite and I have used it in an enlarged size already several times, on a back pack, and on pouches, and they always got sold immediately - I guess because there is a certain charm to them.
After not sewing a bag for more than three months I enjoyed making this tote. It is very roomy, with a zippered back pocket, a big pocket inside, an additional small one for pens, and of course a key swivel. Red cotton lining. First quality heavy checkered cotton fabric for the outside panels. Mother-of-pearl buttons. Magnetic snap closure.
I am very happy to see it turned out lovely! How about you? You think I am fishing for compliments? You are right! :-)