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    I am making an emergency trip to NC tomorrow as my 90 year old father is in very bad health. I'm taking my 8 year old with me, so I had to get us both ready for the trip, and get the rest of the family prepared to be at home for a week without me.

    SO of course, sewing took priority :) These are two items of my own imagination. I was gifted some lovely home decorating fabric so I made a laptop sleeve so I can take my laptop tomorrow and a tote bag to carry the rest of our crap in. The sleeve is something I'm really impressed with ~ it has ties at the top to tie the laptop in securely and a pocket on the front for the cables and cords....

    They are far from perfect, but considering I came up with the ideas myself and used stuff I had here to pull it together they came out pretty good!
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    I think they're beautiful. As long as they serve the purpose for which they're intended then they are perfect.
    Personally I love to make my own bags. I made one last year to take to Paducah that looked like a handbag but unsnapped into a large shopping bag.

    Have a safe trip and I hope your father does okay.

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    WOW!! Those are nice. Great Job.

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    I think they are perfect. I want the pattern for the laptop computer carrier. It's really great.

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    wow very nice love them

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    very nice!!

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    wow, I"m impressed! I love the totes I'm seeing on here!

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    Nice job, I hope you and your son have a safe trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    I think they are perfect. I want the pattern for the laptop computer carrier. It's really great.
    LOL. That pattern is in my head :) I simply measured my laptop across the top and depth and then across the width and depth and went from there....I was getting nervous because I was afraid it was going to be too small in the end but it seemed to work out!

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!

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    Beautiful bags, you did a good job. Prayers are with you and the family. Give your dad hug from me.

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    Great bags!

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    What do you mean pretty good?? I love them both!

    Have a safe trip and I pray your dad is ok.

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    You did an excellent job on both!

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    GREAT job! They both turned out wonderfully, especially since you had no pattern to go by! I had to chuckle at the first picture. Reminded me of the picture you posted of the last bag you made. There's the dog, and there's the cord to nowhere. :)

    I hope y'all have a safe trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    GREAT job! They both turned out wonderfully, especially since you had no pattern to go by! I had to chuckle at the first picture. Reminded me of the picture you posted of the last bag you made. There's the dog, and there's the cord to nowhere. :)

    I hope y'all have a safe trip!
    And I totally thought of you when I took that picture!!! :)

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    Best of luck! Hope your trip goes well. Love both bags, love the shapes of them and the fabrics!

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    Those are great and also have a safe trip

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    We pray for your father to recover quickly and that you and your family travel safely. Great job on both!! :D :D

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    nice. Can't wait to see when you have smoothing better to do ;-)

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    Great job. I love them!

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    Wow, lots of cool things you made!

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    Great job. Very pretty.

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    I love them both.... great job!

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    Very nice bags. More importantly....I hope your dad recovers OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Very nice bags. More importantly....I hope your dad recovers OK.
    Absolutely, I was just about to say the exact same thing - nice bags and I hope your father recovers quickly!

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