I finally finished this bag last night, but didn't have any buttons for it. So, this morning I grabbed my JoAnn discount coupons and headed out to find the perfect buttons. Wow......buttons are expensive. I didn't want shiny plastic buttons, so of course I had to pay a little extra for these. These darned buttons cost me $3.69 each. I needed a total of 4!! I did get 10% off my total order. So that knocked them down a little bit. They have kind of a ruff sandy feel to them. You can't tell that by the photo. I think the buttons cost more than the fabric....LOL!! I bought this fabric a couple of years ago. I found Moda "Fig Tree" charm packs on sale one day and bought 3 of them. It took every inch of those charm packs to make this bag. I had to use a different line of fabric for the lining. I used a Whistlepig Creek #1172 Scrap Bag Cuties pattern. I did become very good friends with my seam ripper as I made this bag.....LOL!! I learned a lot during the making of it and hopefully my next attempt at it will be a little more pleasant. I do think I know what I'm doing now....maybe?
I hope everyone took a few minutes today to REMEMBER the men and women who keep our country safe and free!! And to those who have lost their lives for our FREEDOM. I thank you.