I simply want everything I do to be an act of worship to God. ********************EVERYTHING******************** like a spider's web, intricately woven, the threads of our lives are entwined, making us who we are, where we are, at this time in history.... here's a small record of one family's journey to love God

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Blue Baganza

What do you do when you have no computer for 24 hours, the kids cook dinner (stew with dumplings followed by pavlova with blueberries from J12's bush) and Father Bear comes home late?

You line a bag you knit last year just to finish it off....this side was inspired by Kaffe Fassett

but crikey, I couldn't be bothered with all the wool changes so the other side was inspired by the New Zealand almost-icon, the koru....symbol of new life.

I even put pockets in the bag - hardly necessary when it's so small, but I just worked out how to do them tidily so it's a bit of a novelty!

Then you make up an entirely new bag, making it up as you go along. Only problem with that is the cool little vintage button I found that would have been *perfect* didn't fit the buttonhole - ah well, never mind.

And you put those funky little tassles on the back to so as to use them all up!


Again, lots of pockets inside!!!

Do you think I could sell this on ebay? I never have anywhere to go that I could take this!!!! I only ever take a big nappy bag or a little nappy bag!!!

If you can't see the pictures too clearly, remember you can click on them and they'll blow up to fill your screen so you can see every wonky seam and every dropped stitch.

Oh I nearly forgot to say these bags were made entirely of leftovers...from our couch upholstery, from the bumper on the children's ancient cane pram that they sleep in when they are newborn, from the BLUEquilt, from a "set of sewing bags" and from all sorts of knitting projects....it's great to use up odds and ends. The bamboo handle was the only *new* thing, but even that was an op shop find.

3 comments:

Da Setiuz Mama said...

Ooooo I like! Very nice. I love your knitted bag....you can be sure that nobody else has one like that!
Off course you sell your bag on ebay or trademe. People are all into vintage looks and something unique. Give it a bash!

kate5kiwis said...

http://marvellousmousedesigns.blogspot.com/index.html
check these out for more handbag-inspiration...
nearly as cutesy as yours :o)

kate5kiwis said...

i *knew* i'd seen a fab-changing-photo-collage somewhere:
it's at marvellous mouse.
my visualDNA
google it :o)