Before I begin I have a few breif warnings and then I will elaborate.
1. I am an ameture craftswoman
(a) This is my first bag
(b) This is my first aplique attempt
2. I have BDD (body dismorphic disorder)
(a) It's not easy to admit, it's really embarrassing really
(b) I can't just "get over it"
Ok! So. I was having one of the worst BDD attacks of all time, panicing really, someone suggested that I draw a picture of what I perceive myself to actually look like (to see how ridiculous it is) but it didn't work it made it 10x worse.
So I turned to craftster to see what people had been making that reflected positive body images.
I found this linkhttps://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=223939.0
So I went and purchased some fabric and started on the first decent idea that floated by and this is what I ended up with.
It's a Squishy Tummy Grocery Tote
It's an aplique of a stuffed disembodied tummy, because a full belly is a happy belly.
I left it a little bit abstract so it wouldn't be all "HEY LOOK GUYS THERE IS A STOMACHE ON MY BAG ISN'T THAT RAD?!" I still wanted it to look a bit classy
That's my little sister for size comparison, and my little dog, and my destroyed entranceway because my ferret reaks the havok.
The lining! I think I did ok maybe
I tried to do some topstitching for the aplique for a bellybutton and little pudgelines, but it didn't really show up on the cotton. I'll put a pink button on later maybe if I deem it nessecary by then.
Thanks for looking