I made the tote bag above from some of my current favourite vintage fabrics. The botanical print was kindly sent by Cori in Portland, Oregon and the brown wool was from Rachelle. The handles are made from recycled leather in chocolate-brown. I made the bag as a sample for tonight's class I'm giving at Fabricabrac in Newtown, Wellington. You can read more about it here or here. There will be coffee and tea, as well as wine. Pretty tempting, huh. If you're a Wellington local, I'd love to see you there!
And you can see that I have the fabrics picked out for another bag which I hope to make before the class this evening, if I get time, that is. The print on top is a gorgeous silky fabric that I found at Asia Gallery a while back. It was originally a table runner, I think.
Some happy things: we had these for dinner a few nights ago, along with some sprouts, feta and hummus- so good!
You can find some great links to free Japanese sewing patterns here.
Here are some amazing handmade dolls. Skills.
Have a relaxing weekend! I'll see you again next week.