Today was my mom's birthday.
I think my mom is the "only person" who doesn't own one of my bags, though she wanted one and told me so more than once. But, as usual, moms are the last to get what they want.
This time I decided it's time to make something that's worth being carried by one of the most important women in my life, and I ended up with this:
It's made from dupioni silk in a rich creme and has a cotton lining in a matching color with two inside pockets and purchased curlicue bamboo handles.
The closure flap shows my first attempts in screen printing (using silk screens) and a trial with a special fabric foiling technique.
The silk is grid-quilted to a sew-in interfacing with a golden brown embroidery thread, I thought the clear grids will work well with my free motion embroidery and the golden ginko leaves...
Honestly, I was pretty satisfied with the results and decided that the bag is worthy as a birthday present for my mom, and she really likes it - I'm so glad!
But, speaking of presents - I got presents, too!
Again I must say: Crafty people are better! They are generous and lovely and helping...
Yesterday a parcel with gorgeous self-striping sock-yarn from elemmaciltur was waiting for me at my doorstep,
ready for being knitted up in its pink-and-green striped beauty, and today my pink, polka dotted joy came from Heidelberg:
Kristin sent me this cute² shroomy pincushion - I'm totally in love with it! I mean - it's pink, it's green, it has DOTS and pompom trim! What could a girl wish for more?! XD
Elemmaciltur, Kristin - THANKS a lot!
I love getting mail, and having had this joy twice this week really is a gift!
I'm on a short trip for a few days, so have a good time!
...and don't get too crafty without me having the possibility to spy!