This Saturday is our area day and the guest speaker is Amanda Hall from Monkey Buttons. I have not heard Amanda's talk so I am really looking forward to seeing her work and hearing all about where she gets her inspiration from. Amanda has several patterns for bags she has designed herself and with this in mind Saturdays exhibition is bring a bag. I am looking forward to this part of the day too as it will be so lovely to see other peoples work and the diversity of the bags. Of course being area rep, I felt I had to set an example and bring a bag but what bag would that be? Seeing as I only have one homemade bag, which is very tatty and worn but much loved, what on earth was I going to bring? So the books and magazines got hammered over the weekend and I did manage to make this bag from one of my favorite books, Homestyle so pretty by Tone Finagan. however yesterday whilst idling time away in my sewing room i decided I needed to make another bag but my very own design. It took me the best part of the day but I am now the proud owner of my very own exclusive Funky Bird bag. It is top secret but I promise I will reveal all after Saturday.