As Laura mentioned last week, here I am to share my hot-pink woodgrain fabric creation.
Laura really inspired me with her design of the zipper coin purse, and I'd been dreaming of a ruched Veronica for some time. The Veronica is my favorite shape, and while we don't offer a ruched version as of yet, it's always fun to try something new and test it out.
The joy is in the details for me:
Because the Veronica shape has a zipper closure, the lining can become whatever brings a smile to your face when you unzip your bag. Mine is aqua, and I chose to add a secondary fabric shell to my interior zipper pocket:
I loved this nesting doll print from the moment Laura brought it in, but didn't want a black-based exterior for my summer bag. The hot pink tag is a remnant from days gone by - We change our tag color every 2,000 items. This one is from about 7,000 ago, and happened to be floating around my workstation, clearly waiting for me to design this bag!
I also added two cell phone pockets, one for my phone, and one for a Laura Bee Snap Coin Purse, which fits perfectly into the standard cell phone pocket size:
The question of capacity always arises when people are choosing their bag shape in the store. For me, the Veronica shape even works as a carry-on for air travel - My snacks, magazines, and ipod all fit snugly inside along with all of my regulars:
This bag may be a little crazy for some, but to me it is a neutral, happy, summertime carry-all that makes me smile every time I see it.