Yes, indeedy. She's making plates now.
One-Hundred-and-Fifty Dollar plates.
But today's bag is inspired by a plate.
Quite a lovely plate that I likely bought at the local thrift shop for a cool fifty cents.
Plus the very same inspiration that I mentioned in yesterday's Tree Batik. All dolled up with vintage bits. I'm so glad that Mrs R's friend cut out all those tiny squares and meant to sew them all up into a patchwork quilt. But never quite got around to it. This way, all I had to do was to cut the little squares into leave shapes and make a funk-dorable vine- like creation.
That's because I used so very many delicious bits in this bag. I wanted every single angle to show up, so that you could enjoy that virtual fabric feast.
Brian's plaid shirt. A front pocket made of the best possible blend of colours- turquoise and moss green. A hand-embroidered table runner. The last bits of a tablecloth that the letter carrier lady at the post office gifted me.
A paisley blue and green maternity top.
That smorg of fabrics on the back? That's a table runner that I stitched together a few years ago for my living room. It didn't quite have the look that I was after; but I really love the fabrics that it contains.
My moccassin. Not part of the bag. It's the only one that I'm wearing because I haven't found the other one yet. It's been about three or four hours now. The baby really likes the beads on it, which is helpful because she also really likes the toilet, and climbing the stairs. Moccassin? Less dangerous than those other leisure time activities.
I'm particularly fond of this bag, and I hope that you are too.