carrie's bag

My friend Carrie's messenger bag is finally finished. We started this project last summer discussing fabric, leaves, design, and hardware options, still it was not until this past weekend she had the bag in her hands. That is an unusually long production time...

So I am a procrastinator, but not for the common reasons such as laziness and distractions. Yes, pressing deadlines, holiday rushes, and other urgent things happened, but the main cause for the delay was the unspoken worry that it would not turn out as perfect as I envisioned. 

I am delighted with the bag and so is Carrie. I loved the every minute of the process – creating something special for someone who is special to me. But next time I take on a custom assignment I promise to work harder to fight off the fear of imperfection.