Mirage. It's what my alarm clock looked like this morning. And not in a romantic way.
Hence, I included the blurry picture on the right. It sort of captures the thing- me, bleary. The bag? blurry.
I'm all right now, I'm munching on flax bread toast with crunchy peanut butter and grandma's homemade plum jam, and I'm into my second cup of java. All is well in my world.
"Mirage" is also the name on one of the fabric care labels from the pieces I used on the flap of this bag. I pieced together several small sample pieces (fancy sample guy) for a beige on beige effect. I always enjoy removing the care labels and reading about the piece. This one says: "Jacquard woven in Belgium. 51% linen, 49%viscose, moire finish.". Pair that with a furry piece off a thrift shop throw cushion; Some ancient buttons, a few of granny's hankies, and a tone on tone beige body, and you get Mirage.
I'm going to let you in on one of my top marketing secrets this morning. Think of it as a sort of tutorial, if you will. You notice that I included a photo of the inside of the bag, containing one of my favourite breakfasts: red river cereal. On the right, you'll see a box of Raisin Bran.
Here's the secret: I use these boxes to give the bags some shape for their early morning photo op. Yesterday was a Two Scoops kinda day. Today, more of a Red River.
I bet you feel like you've been let into some sort of secret club or something.
I used that bit of encouragement from the other day to continue my hacking up and sharing of the hankie stash. I do have an impressive stash, but some of them seem so wonderful- too wonderful to risk someone not loving them.