...because it would be so appropriate for the most recent bag I've created!!
I swapped recently with an awesome lady in Canada who loves videogames, and more specifically Mario. Mario is my old school gaming jam!....and really my only gaming jam...I have always had a hard time getting into other games overly much (with the exception of Super Nintendo's Donkey Kong and the subsequent permutations!) but Mario always was fun to play and totally engrossing. So I loved the chance to tackle a new theme, and especially one I could relate to so well.
I even went as far as to custom print the lining for the bag!
Once I finished making the bag, I had to keep going on the patches because I was having too much fun. My partner is also a huge Zelda fan, so I had to make some patches for that. I did have a little help on those from my boyfriend since he is apparently the Zelda authority in our home (and I know almost nothing except what I was able to glean from the internet) but I love how the came out anyway, and I think they were very much appreciated.
Lesson learned? Let me make you an awesome bag of your own of a theme you love!! I want to do it!!