Last week I got a great haul from the New to You charity/donation shop.
Some of the fabric was an outdoors type upholstery canvas but I thought it was pretty cool and couldn't wait to try it out. I have some other fabric in different color stripes that I'll use later on.
I got a couple of the stripes crooked but oh well, it gives it personality. Since they are going to be gifts and not for sale, I don't think anyone would be that picky. If so, then hey, I like this one, so they can just re-gift it to me.
Left off the bows on the sides and shrunk it down a little bit from the regular pattern. Think I like this size better too. Don't know if I'll add the ribbons on the sides or not...depends on the reviews from my office critics tomorrow.
Did some detail stitching that I think really highlights the gold. It might not even make it out the door the more I think about it. Guess it will depend on how many I get done compared to how many I need (the ole supply & demand theory)