Recently a friend gifted me some bits of fabric which were leftover from a spot of dressmaking. They included a striking orange cotton print which, in turn, made me immediately think of another friend who loves all things orange.
I passed the fabric on but was passed it back with a request to make her a Japanese knot bag.
I don’t know if you’ve seen these bags but they’re great for carrying small things around – like a purse and a phone. The handle arrangement makes them quite secure against pick pockets and easy to carry on your wrist.
This is the bag – weird handles but…
they form their very own bag closure – clever.
And as a bonus if you make it carefully it can be reversible too.
I used a pattern given to me by my friend but there are tutorials and patterns to be had on the internet.
I might just make one for my holidays.
On an altogether different note I’d like to say to my bloggy friends that I’m really struggling with writing on Blogger blogs. For some reason whenever I try to write on them using my wordpress account my post just doesn’t seem to work – I press publish and up pops a draft again so I re-press publish and yet again up pops the draft at which point I usually give up! Also when I comment through google+ I never get a reply so can only assume that I come up as a no reply blogger even though it’s not linked to my blog. If any of you can help me with this I’d be grateful otherwise I’m so sorry for not commenting on your blogs – it’s not for want of trying.
Until next time,