Here is another project from my Tiny Patchwork Book that I got last week. It is a small bag which can be used to hold any number of things. Notice how the zipper is done. This was the first time I had ever seen a zipper on a bag done this way. I started to just use a 7" zipper in it, but couldn't find the red 7" zippers I already had and since I found this white one in my tons of stuff I decided to go for it. I think it turned out nice. The zipper makes a little handle to carry it by.
I'm sure most of you have heard of Kumiko Sudo. I just love her books! I have 3 of them that has small handmade things to make in them and I think I have one on fabric folding to make flowers. Below is a little tiny bag I made. It is called a Raindrop Doll purse. I just think Kumiko's stuff is so cute and love making lots of it! My 86 year old friend thinks I am nuts to spend so much time making things that are totally sewn by hand. But I love it. Some of the things I do a little machine sewing on. Like on this little purse I sewed the body by machine. It was quicker that way. But I did the head and flowers and drawstring casing by hand. I have sold several of these. They are nice little bags to put jewelry in to give to young girls as gifts. My 86 year old friend bought several from me to put coins in that she was giving as gifts to her family.
I hope everyone had a good weekend. Mine was busy. Spent all of Saturday cleaning, washing, and grocery shopping. I was exhausted by the end of the day but still worked on my Japanese bag. Sunday we went to church and I spent the rest of the day folding some more clothes that I had washed the day before and left in the dryer. My family seems to use the most towels! My mother-in-law used to say we were either the cleanest people or the dirtiest because we always had so many towels to wash! Anyway, when I finished the towels I sewed on my little bag. After I finished it I started working on embroidering some more on my cat. I'm having trouble with the flowers. I just can't seem to decide how I want to do them. I have taken the stitches out of one flower and started over and now that I am looking at it I am not sure I like it! I have to really think about it.