I did it! I was so worried I would muff this bag, as it is the first thing I have made upon request, and is only the second bag I have ever made. I really wanted to get it right, and luckily, I had two solid hours of sewing time SANS kids and was able to get it all done in one go. Bliss bliss bliss!!! Being able to concentrate on a single task without interruption just felt so luxurious. The bag (which, as mentioned in a previous post) will be mum's lunch bag, is getting its first test run tomorrow. Hopefully it should work out well - I even pre-washed the fabric and reinforced all the seams. Can you tell I'm just a little proud of myself? I am now already planning my next bag - for myself of course.