Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Bon Voyage

We're on our way in the morning. Just wanted to let all of you know that the eagle has landed.  Therefore, B can take-off!

The all important text today

So many of you checked in via twitter and email today (so sweet, thank you!) to see if the passport fiasco was resolved and I am so happy to say YES.  So no need, as one friend offered, to drop off any casseroles for my husband while I'm gone.

Things will be quiet here for a few weeks, although I do have a scheduled reveal and giveaway that'll go up on Monday. If you're been stalking Laurie Wisbrun's sweet polar bears, then I recommend you stop by.

Most of you know I always make a new bag every time I travel and this trip is a biggy, so of course it required some major planning.  I searched high and low for a pattern that would suit my needs (must fit the following: DSLR, iphone, passports, sunglasses, notebook & pens, keys, fold up shopping bag).  No luck. So I made my own (with the help of Berene's excellent Boden satchel whose dimensions I copied)

I haven't got time for staged photos, so here are a couple blurry ones from my phone.

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denim + Echino

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Aviary 2 lining

While searching Etsy for a bag and/or pattern, I came across some homemade padded camera inserts. There wasn't time to order one, so I set out to make one at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon. I must have had a crazed look in my eye at the foam store, because the guy didn't even make me pay for my 10" x 60" cut of 1/2" foam.

So, off I go to finalize the packing (if I didn't love traveling so much, I'd never pack another suitcase in my life). 

Happy March, friends. If you're so inclined, you can follow me on Instagram or twitter @poppyprint. You just might catch a glimpse of me in front of la tour Eiffel!

30 comments:

Angela said...

Oh good! I'm glad your husband has his passport. I was going to check in with you but I hoped you would update us all.

Have the MOST wonderful time!

Tammy said...

Glad you solved the passport mystery. Have a fantastic time. Safe travels to you and your family!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Glad to hear you are packed and ready for take-off! Safe trips, enjoy Paris and your short visit to Oegstgeest. When you drive or fly along my hometown, please wave!

Flying Blind... said...

Phew! Have a great trip - if you pop over on the Eurostar, come say Hi xxxxx

Holly said...

You've got the bag, you've got the passports, you're ready to go! Have a wonderful time in France!

Di said...

Have a fantastic holiday WITH husband and of course the children. That is an awesome bag. If the bag gets swiped it will be one of us!! Di xo

Ethne said...

Brilliant - have a great time in France and I hope the weather isn't too wet for you

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Have fun, Krista!!

Amy Friend said...

Oh phew, enjoy your trip! Travel safely!

Krista said...

Awesome bag! glad the passport thing got worked out. I look forward to seeing updates on instagram :D

badlandsquilts said...

Safe travels! Hope you have a wonderful time!

Kerry said...

Have a great trip a` Paris! It is such a beautiful place

Kara said...

HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to see the pictures! :)

rubyslipperz said...

You are so resource-FULL! Great carry case...cheery!

Here's to hoping you have theeee best time with few or NO mishaps...and that you arrive back home safe and sound!

hugZ,
annie
anniesrubyslipperz.com

Elsa said...

Have a lovely trip! and the bag turned out great!

Katie said...

What a relief! Have a fantastic time!

Needled Mom said...

Have a great trip and take lots of pictures.

traceyjay said...

I was thinking of you this morning... hoping for safe and happy flights and trip! (cute bag!)

paulette said...

Safe and HAPPY travels!! You will be parlez vous-ing with the best of them!! Take lots of pictures...I got to get there somehow...and I think it's going to be through your pictures!!:o)
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**nicke... said...

yayayay!!! have a very good time. be safe and please gain a couple pounds while you are there! ;)

Heather D. said...

Oooh, I was wondering! So glad it all came together, the passport and the bag. Have an AWESOME trip!

karen said...

Bon voyage et bonnes vacances!!!

Dianne said...

La bag c'est bon!
Bon Voyage mes ami!!

Pétra said...

Have a wonderful wonderful time! I am so glad the crisis was averted! Eat a few macarons for me : )

Christina said...

Yea Instagram!! I can't wait to follow along on your trip! But I might end up hating you a little bit for your trip to France. ;)

Nicole G said...

I'm so glad you all get to travel together. I hope you have a wonderful time! I'm super jealous.

Katie B. said...

Safe travels! I love the new bag.

LesQuilts said...

Have a wonderful trip!
I hate packing too! it is the allure of getting away and seeing something new, and what will I need when I get there, that gets the bag packed!
Take care, Leslie

Rebecca Jane said...

Have a great time! I was thinkin' about that skookum bag, and decided you need to create a pattern (for sale) or a tutorial. I L.o.v.e. LOVE it.

Hope the trip has gone without glitches so far.

Hi from the four legged one.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I can already tell you are having a fabulous time!