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.
denim + Echino
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!