Saturday, March 17, 2012


-belief in the basic goodness of Nature, including human nature. . . named for a heretic of the fifth century named Pelagius.

A hand crafted button, fashioned from vintage kimono silk, appliqued, beaded and stuffed - looking for a new home.
The cotton Ipad case, quilted and lined, where the button now resides.  
A little linen vessel, waiting for its filling ... Koigu will do nicely, yes?
My dear friend Becky once called me 'Johnny Appleseed'.  She was attempting to soothe me as I was moving, again, and had to leave my beloved gardens behind. She reminded me that I created gardens wherever I went - a purpose that I needed to value, to embrace.  This old fabric came to me a long time ago and asked to be utilized -
The selvage says that it is a Waverly print from the 50's.  It probably came from my Aunt Josephine's collection.
Now that fabric bags are sprouting throughout the house, I find that I cannot stop adding to the collection!  It is a joy to work through my formidable stash, reacquainting myself with pieces long hidden away.  I am in the midst of a great Un-Cluttering!  (The garbage receptacles are groaning at the end of the driveway!)  


Delisa said...

Hi Jody, these bags are so beautiful! I love that you are always finding new fresh ways to use your unique stash of fabrics. The apple seed print is so pretty. I am a firm believer that you can never have too many bags. Especially yarn bags. At least I have never reached my limit yet! :) Most of mine have vintage items on them too. I especially love bags and aprons that utilize old crochet doilies or trim. I just finished knitting a Tam hat it was so much fun, it was the first time I had ever made one. Have a great weekend ahead! Delisa :)

SusanB-knits said...

I love all the bags! I find myself knitting more bags with thoughts of giving them away. So far I've found it hard to part with any, lol.