After getting flooded out of my basement, washing an entire shelf full of fabrics that were on the brink of rot, then embarking on a major reno, I had no desire to haul every piece of fabric back into my downstairs sewing space.
I decided instead to practise a little forced deprivation.
If every imaginable colour, texture, weight, and style is available, the artist in me just shrivels up and starts staring with suspiciously blank eyes.
So when it was time to move stuff back into the basement, I decided to limit myself to one box. The challenge: to make something from what I had right then and there.
I liked it. I studied the quilt piece that I'd been so thrilled to purchase at the local thrifty gifty shop. I combined it with the good parts of a green quilt, some pieces of upholstery, and one of my favourite things ever- vintage tea towels.
On the inside, I used some shirting fabric, an apron, a cast-off never-completed quilt, and some random scraps.
The strap contains helpful tips on healthy herbs, an apron whose label said; "Rosie", and a shirt from Tar-Je (Target) that looked ugly on me.
The flap combines vintage quilting squares , more "rosie" bits, two needle-pointed purple flowers from a hand made doily, and one of my top favourite things- calendar cut-outs from an annual kitchen towel.
Messenger bag measures roughly 11" x 14".
Adjustable shoulder strap.
Bids begin at $25.00 Cdn, and the auction remains open until 12:00 noon on Sunday, November 21, 2010.