August Bag Mania!
So I’m going through a bit of a bag phase at the moment (as I heard Little Sunshine explain to one of her friends today). Here’s the line up.
I’m quite chuffed about this one–it’s an original design, based on the extremely cool Japanese Knot Bag designed by Helen of Show Your Workings. I made one in fabric for our friend Mari which I forgot to take a picture of before I mailed it, and I loved it so much, I decided I needed to felt one. This one is for my mother-in-law, who requested a neutral color and buttons like the ones on my sister-in-law’s bag.
This one I call The Hippy Wanderer (Val-de-ri! Val-de-rah!). It’s for Auntie Julia, whose birthday is coming up. It’s my first foray into patchwork baggage–mostly I reprobate the use of patchwork for any item other than quilts. I especially hate all forms of patchwork clothing, including boxy jackets, appliqued sweatshirt cardigans, and bunchy, hideous skirts.
Here’s a close-up of the fabric Little Sunshine chose for her very own Bonbon Basket. The whole thing looks like this.
Don’t look at the door handle, though, because that’s not an Ooompa-Loompa with a camera.