Or, at least to Ohio.
I’ll spare you the silly details, but let me just say that this week Neil and I found ourselves at an impasse. One of us wanted to attend an event in Ohio soon, the other of us (who wasn’t too keen on the Ohio idea) had been jonesing for this really cool camera bag… and so the credit card came out and made everyone happy. One of us got the snazzy camera bag with removable padding + gobs of space for camera gear & purse essentials, and the other of us got an airline ticket outta here.
Which one of us got which prize is left as an exercise for the reader
I’ll give you a hint, though. The camera bag recipient also made herself a little something with the sewing machine this week:
I decided it would be cool to have a strap with a pocket for my lens cap, so I grabbed a strip of one of my favorite prints, cut up a lovely old green linen skirt that hasn’t fit me since my brief flirtation with Size 6 five years ago, found some leftover batting from the last quilt I made, and sewed it all together into one crazy-wide camera strap.
Too wide for me, actually, but it needed some width in order to fit the lens cap. So, I left the lens cap side wide, and tapered the whole thing to a more reasonable width on the other side.
I’m not really sure how I feel about the whole tapered thing, but I can’t re-do it at this point or I risk the little leather tabs falling apart. I’ve already ripped out and re-sewn them enough times that they can’t take many more holes in them.
I do absolutely love these fabrics, and I think the green linen is so perfect. I’m going to live with the strap for a while, see if the tapered aspect of it grows on me or not. If I just can’t deal, I guess I can find replacement leather tabs somewhere and try again, can’t I? Anyone know if someplace sells camera strap parts?
(I enjoyed allowing myself to be bribed this week… I think I need to see if there’s anything else Neil wants me to let him do. I can be bought for the price of this super macro conversion lens that I bet would be really cool to play with. Heh.)