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I haven't shown you a bag in a while and so I thought now would be a good time to get caught up and share some of my latest projects.

I am not a fan of "specific" special orders.  I much prefer to just make a bag and then sell it or (my favorite) give it to someone!  But, since the name of the game is also about making extra money I (usually) have a very difficult time saying no!  Recently I had a request for two bags.  She asked for a Razorback bag and one for a gift for someone who loves cats!!! I agreed.  Hummmm! Cats....well what am I going to do?  Cat fabric?  Too cutesy...too artsie crafty.  And so, I head to my favorite, local, thrift store.  And there it was.  I couldn't believe my luck.  price?  $1  Yipeeee.....I was in business!

This awesome, black, felted wool vest.  A name brand too. (not that it mattered) Perfect condition. Even has a small stuffed heart charm hanging from the zipper!  My mind flew into speed drive, couldn't get home to my scissors fast enough!

A little cat surgery and Ta DA.....
A cute, classy, cat bag for a very special lady!

Funny thing was....

It turned out that the vest belonged to my sister who claims that she offered me the vest weeks ago and I turned her down then went to town and bought it.  Okay, in her defense, she's right!  But, she needs to learn to be more specific when offering me clothing to cut up.

  " Hey, I have this really cute vest with a big white cat on the front.  Would you like to use it to make a bag?"