Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Elephants


It was a little touch and go, this Africa Wednesday.

I had planned on using these hand stitched elephants and donkeys that used to sit on my couch in their original purpose as a throw cushion. My sister brought that back from Ethiopia back in the early 90's.

Originally, I cut the pieces to form a large bag. I put it mostly together, and I just did not like the way it looked. I gave myself permission to not post a bag today at all, but last night I looked at it with new eyes and realised that I would like the grouping of animals better on a smaller scale. I cut it apart and made a different bag entirely.
It looks fabulous. Way better than the original idea.

The bag measures roughly 10 by 10 inches. Again, it looks rectangular and not at all square. But what do I know?
The straps are made of pieces that were brought here from Barundi.
You all need to bid on this bag.
Happy African Wednesday.

17 comments:

PamJ said...

no words needed Joyce! it looks awesome :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! Starting at $45.00 MK

esther said...

a beauty $50

jb said...

it's amazing... maybe i'll think about bidding...

chiromomma said...

Awesome! $55

oneblessedlife said...

$65. :)

esther said...

$66

oneblessedlife said...

$68

shaunak said...

How can I resist the Ethiopian bags?
$70

shaunak said...

How can I resist the Ethiopian bags?
$70

Anonymous said...

I love this bag, but my hand is being held back from bidding. I will see if I can get it loose! Carol

Anonymous said...

Joyce....didn't this fabric first show up on a maternity outfit of yours? Diesent it looks good...K

joyce said...

not ah-zakly.
I had a frock that was brown with those marching elephants on it.
Marching elephants on something I wore while pregnant? Was that wise?

Anonymous said...

Obviously the Africa bags are very, very popular....someone should give us poor folk a chance! (boo hoo) - just kidding - the more money raised, the better....but maybe, just maybe, I may get myself an Africa bag one day! MK

Karen said...

Can. Not. Resist. Sorry Shauna- Let's make it $80.

joyce said...

holy smokin' roll-yer-ownies!
(I think tightwad Tuesday is over...)
Thanks guys, sure makes me happy that I found a better way to use those elephants.
Karen, you can e-mail me your mailing address to:
re-joye@mts.net

joyce said...

wwwoooopps.
re-joyce@mts.net

That "c" is going to come in handy..