Oh, tiny cowgirl, refusing to actually participate in the preschool Halloween parade for which we made a special trip in the middle of our hectic day. Probably you're saving your energy for heading out to the range.
With your cowgirl trick or treat bag. (Simple Tote! Such a surprise to see you!)
Around these parts, there can be no cowgirl bag without an accompanying cowboy satchel. (There's a whole accompanying cowboy costume, too, but we have no good blog pictures of it (as I lamented last night, to much not-entirely-disguised eyerolling from my husband)). I am going to have to talk him into a reenactment.
Anyway, the bag is a messenger-style adaptation of Simple Tote, though I guess once you make the whole thing a little bit bigger, add a strip to make a boxy bottom, a flap to go over the top, & a long strap to go cross-body over the shoulder, it's less an adaptation than an entirely different bag, hm? I owe every little bit of my understanding of how to line a bag to Simple Tote, though. It's a Simple Tote in spirit! Also, another important similarity is that my Simple Tote Curse applies to this bag, too (probably because I looked at the ST pattern while touching the fabric I'd be using, thus creating evil psychic connection), resulting in me completely forgetting any type of interfacing. So, you know, pardon the flop.
When I went to look for the bag this morning to take a picture, I discovered that had he already loaded it up with Very Important Things. Way to make your mom proud, kid.
Today: stack of crowns.