As alert readers may have noticed, from time to time I get onto a theme and just keep going. Bags are one such recurring theme, and in the quiet time on this blog a lot of bags got made. You have only seen the first few. It went on to become what I whimsically refer to as ‘a bag jag’. I am susceptible.
I started on scraps that were on the floor and scaled up to long saved remnants and fabrics bought as offcuts, garments saved for re-use… and from there just kept going.
Why not use some of the bark cloth curtains? What am I saving them for? What about those bits purchased at the op shop? That rolled up set of print scraps I picked up at a garage sale one time? Why not interface the openings with the scrap canvas I collected when I used to dumpster dive that canvas place on the way home from work? You get the picture. Before long there was this.
Then I made more and some went to be Hannukah and Solstice and Christmas gifts so quickly they were not even photographed. In the end I decided to go for it and just kept making with a view to taking them to my friends’ solstice party/picnic/clothes swap/pinata in the park. It was a fun thing to do, and a fabulous evening as always, it made me smile to see some folks’ surprise that someone had made them just to give away, and I now have none of these bags left, and a marginally smaller stash of fabrics!