Sitting on the counter, busy through the night
Is a little white iPhone, buzzing with delight.
The ‘likes’ are streaming in, from coast to coast to coast
All because of a bag on an Instagram post.
What’s caused this double tapping, from people overseas?
What’s piqued their curiosity, what’s made them weak in knees?
Why it’s a simple sack, so it appears at a glance
Just wait a couple seconds, there’s another like from France.
I just observe this process, I don’t post any stills
I don’t sew any fabric, I don’t possess the skills.
Let us take a moment, and subject to further inspection
The features of the tote, that others call perfection.
There are several carry-ons, which Krista makes for fun
The most popular it seems is the famous 2 4 1.
It’s got pockets on the ends, and a wee one on the side
And a big one in the middle, that’s made to open wide.
Sometimes the fabric’s cool, while other times it’s snazzy
Top stitching’s often tripled, and Krista likes her lining jazzy.
With cotton webbing strapping, each bag’s a perfect gem.
To quote Krista from her blog, “I can’t stop making them!”
With everything she makes, Krista says it’s just a snap
Follow the directions, perhaps add an extra flap.
But I think it’s not so simple, they would all be making one
The difference is K’s ethic, she just gets sh*t done.
I guess he's onto something...although I have made my fair share of Rae's Buttercup Bag, too! Here's a small sampling of bags over the past few years. I honestly think I could have made an 8 x 8 mosaic.
buttercup bag 1, 2. buttercup bag2, 3. buttercup bag, 4. Amy Butler Blossom Bag by Poppyprint, 5. Runaround Bags front detail by Poppyprint, 6. Another Buttercup Bag, 7. Hipster bag by Poppyprint, 8. 241 Bag by Poppyprint, 9. A Two-Zip Hipster fit for France, 10. 2-Zip Hipster in Outside Oslo by Poppyprint, 11. Charlotte Purse by Poppyprint, 12. 241 Bag - slash zipper option, 13. 2-zip Hipster, 14. Lotus 241 Bag, 15. Typewriter 241 Bag by Poppyprint, 16. Weekender Bag by Poppyprint
Referring to the last line of the poem, that is exactly what I'm busy with these next 7 weeks. I have some serious stuff to get done, so don't worry if I'm scarce. I hope you've all had a wonderful start to 2014. All I can say so far is Brrrrrrr!