Is 2002, before I had a blog (probably before I knew what a blog was) I saw someone somewhere with a rainbow bag and suddenly desired one for myself!
I can't remember quite why I decided to make it myself, but I was in the middle of my cross stitch phase and so this is what it was made from. If I had mastered knitting at this point I probably would have knitted it.
I also can't remember how long it took me to make, but I do remember taking it to work with me and working on it in my lunch breaks. I believe this was also the end of my cross stitch phase!
My mum helped me to line it with nice thick material so that the light cross stitch material wouldn't get pulled out of shape. My dad found an old seat belt to be used at the strap - nice and strong (I think it goes all the way round - making a strong bottom too).
Of course by the time it was done, my desire for such a bag had started to wain and I never really used it. Maybe also because of all the work I had put into it, I didn't want to see it wrecked by too much use.
As we went through our stuff packing for the move I came across it again. I'd pretty much forgotten the poor thing, but because it has sat in a cupboard for the last 10 years the colours are still as brilliant as when I created it.
14 years on, I've just started to think about cross stitch again (life is a wheel after all) so maybe it's appropriate that I found it again now. Maybe I'll even start using it. It is after all a lovely strong bag, and I do still like it, even after all this time.
So now you know that massive projects are not something new for me. If I had had the blog I would have blogged then, so it is only fair that I blog about it now.