Or, "Emma's pillow."
I set the bag on the couch after ogling it for the longest time. I went back to work, and Emma-Lou must have thought, "Hey, that looks comfy!" Judging by all the places I've found her sleeping, I might just have to take that back. EVERYthing looks comfy to her.
So, the story behind the bag is that I saw it on African Kelli's blog. I emailed my mom and said that she had to go take a look at the bag. My mom immediately called me up to say that she'd had the pattern on hand for a little while, but she hadn't had a reason to get started on it yet. But she wanted one.... a reason to make the bag. Not the bag itself.
I have the most generous mama in the whole wide world. I picked out the fabric, sent it to her, and she made me this AWESOME BAG which holds EVERYTHING and even has my name in it. (Or, her nickname for me. My mama sure does love the embroidering machine, but that's a story for another post.)
The only kicker is that now she says when she visits, I have to make one myself.... Reason says to start with some simple totes instead of this fancy sling, but I have a feeling reason will kick in when we sit down and remember why sewing machine lessons never went far - I'm a terrible sew student!
But I do like this bag, and would be tickled if I really could learn enough to make another myself (so I could pass on the sew love, too). It's got these great pockets inside, and I can even manage to squeeze my computer in there.
Even if she's the one thing that won't fit in the bag.