I have nearly finished making my new bag, the one I unpicked and remade. I am using it already because it is such a good size and the leather is so nice to touch. But I need to shorten the strap so that it hangs well from the stroller and reinforce the stitching where the handle meets the body of the bag. And alter the phone pocket, for easier to retrieval. All in all though, I am quite pleased with how it turned out. I just wish that I'd tested my ideas on some other fabric before I cut into my one piece of nice leather.
It was all a bit traumatic really. Making bags is a lot harder than I realised and I have a new respect for those who have mastered the art. I have a couple more in mind, but they will not be leather.
After the bag saga, I needed something easy so I attacked the neverending mending and a couple of t-shirt refashions. The first was easy, just some sleeve shortening. The second was a little more challenging. I thought I'd see if I could redeem a boxy mens t-shirt with writing on the front, and a big circle of text on the back. I do not like writing on my clothes, especially advertising. After contemplating various styles of patches, I decided to insert circles of fabric. I quite like how the back turned out, but I feel a little funny with a small circular patch atop my left breast.