I'm embarking on a new bit of whimy this week. A bit of textile manipulation and a renewed interest in fiber arts and quilting. The piece above is an example of this. I don't know what the end result of this new motivation will be but I like the little pieces that have resulted.
Incidentally, I stitched the above piece onto one of two bags that went into my shop today. This one is a piece of tea-dyed linen. It has little pleats and handstitching. What joy it was to make.
The other bag also features a favorite of mine. It's the market girl embroidery on linen out of one of my Japanese Craft books. I've always loved this design.
Both bags are very generously sized (14x9x6-inches) and will hold a large project (sweater knitting, quilting, embroidery)...
Of course, they could be used to carry all your books back to the library or all your stuff with you for your day. They have pockets in the inside and on the end for a water bottle or cell phone. (The Market Girl Bag has one of my favorite Superbuzzy prints inside, too)!
I must admit that I'm having difficulty parting with them!!! ;-)