Something really extraordinary and special today. Recently I received a donation of a different sort entirely. A wooly brown lamb; sent express post. Well.... Not exactly.
This bag was donated to the Darfur fundraiser by a wonderful fiber artist who raises her own sheep and llamas. She has been a felt maker for 11 years.
She raises sheep and uses their wool to make felted fabric. The coloured squares are dyed silk hankies that have been felted onto naturally coloured brown sheeps fleece. Her very own sheep.
Inside are two pockets appropriately sized for keys, eye glasses or cell phone. The bag itself measures about twelve inches across; with 2.5 inch side panels. The strap is reinforced with cotton so that it won't stretch and is attached to the outside so that it can be easily shortened.
This is a wonderful bag from a generous soul. And think of its hidden benefits- If you are caught out in a thunderstorm; I bet the natural oils in that wool would keep one's hair beautifully coifed when your wallet and cell phone were ditched and that bag turned into a snappy bandana.
hmmmm. Something to think about.
I'd like to start the bids at $45.00 myself; but I'd be happy to see you show up in my comments with any thoughts about the bag, the artist, and of course, your numerical figure.
Until 8 pm, cst, then.