Miranda Day Bag

My May Finish

Just like any other month the pages of May have disappeared as quickly as they arrived.  If it were not for this blog I would have very little recollection of what has transpired.  At the onset of May I registered with A Lovely Year of Finishes to complete a project I had on my to do list.  Selected for the challenge was the Miranda Day Bag from Lazy Girl Designs.  The pattern was purchased quite some time ago.  It wasn’t until recently that I had decided on and acquired the fabrics and remaining supplies.

The Timing Was Right

As most women would attest, the desire to change purses can happen as often as the seasons.  I’m not one to carry a tiny handbag.  Mine is almost always referred to as a “suitcase,” (i.e., rather large).  The itch to switch out my current purse had been bothering me persistently.  As May rolled around a small voice echoed in my brain telling me to, “do it now.”  What better time to satisfy the itch than the A Lovely Year of Finishes challenge.  So at the beginning of May I declared my intentions to make a Miranda Day Bag.

Get It Done

Compared to my previous A Lovely Year of Finishes accomplishments this one was a breeze.  In a relatively short amount of time I was able to cut out, quilt, stitch and assemble, what I consider to be, a magnificent creation.  I am absolutely pleased with my finished Miranda Day Bag.  The bag is loaded with pockets, sturdy, and downright beautiful.  Take a look for yourself.

So what did you think?  I’m absolutely certain, given the opportunity and/or desire, you too would love owning a Miranda Day Bag.

Before Signing Off

I’m sure you won’t be surprised if I mention that I made a few changes to my bag.  The first was to utilize a magnetic fastener rather than Velcro for my tab closure.  I also embellished my tab by stitching a color-coordinated button to the outside surface.  Oh, and one more thing . . . the pattern suggests purchasing and adding a Bag-E-Bottom.  While some might think this accessory is a bit pricey I believe they are a necessity.  They provide a flat sturdy bottom for your bag.

That’s A Wrap

This brings to a close another successful chapter in my A Lovely Year of Finishes participation.  I hope you have enjoyed following along with my project.  Who knows what’s next on my agenda?

9 thoughts on “Miranda Day Bag

  1. the bag is cute. I’m opposite of you – I used to always carry large bags and never used most of what was in it. One day after lugging around a heavy bag for hours I dumped it out and started to go through everything and putting aside everything I hadn’t used in over a 2 weeks or a month. Very little was left over. I got a small bag and rarely use a large bag since then. For awhile I had put everything I hadn’t used for over 2 weeks from that bag into a tote bag and left it in the car so I had it just in case – after awhile that came back into the house as well as I just wasn’t using it.

    1. Thank you so much! I can totally understand your thinking. Good for you for figuring it out.

  2. Cindy, it is beautiful. Isn’t it fun when you can start and finish a project so easily. And, this is one you are keeping instead of giving away, so you can give it a good hug when ever you want !

    1. Thank you for your very sweet comment. It is indeed splendid to be able to keep this one. So many of my projects are given away or handed back to their rightful owners. 🙂

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