Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Year of the Dragon

No, no, no. It's not the year 2012. One day, I was seized by the idea that being born, ahem, in the year of the dragon, I should possess at least one bag with dragons on it, or something dragon-like. This may sound ridiculous or weird but every bag-loving Chinese worth her soy sauce would know what I mean.

Oooh, I'm so scary

I saw this pattern of a cartoonish dragon in an Anchor embroidery book and knew I had found my dragon. So I drew a bag around the dragon. I wanted the bag to be all about the dragon. Yes, yes. I know. It's the wrong thing to do. You always draw the bag pattern first before you add the embellishment. I always break my own rules.

The fabric is a nice royal yellow and for the embroidery, I chose a fiery red. I used backstitch which is my second favourite stitch as it is almost like drawing with a pencil. My favouite stitch is of course the running stitch because it is so easy yet versatile. And you are born knowing how to sew it.

This bag is good for keys, loose change, some notes for a short trip to the foodcourt


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