Some sewing ~ the LaRue messenger bag. Originally offered by hotpatterns.com, but their download is no longer available. I googled it and found the pattern & instructions elsewhere, printed it, and forgot to bookmark the site...I've tried & tried but haven't come across it yet. I wanted to pass this pattern on, so if I find it I will let you know. [Edited~Found it! Sew Very Prairie has posted a link to the pattern in this post.]Anyway, I've been using it and love it. It's a great size and comfortable to carry. I used some sturdy sage denim and lined it with a mini floral found at the flea market.
I also finished Butterick 5046. I changed the sleeves and used a wool flannel (thank you Charity for that suggestion!!)