Over the weekend I was suddenly overcome with a familiar feeling - the one which comes when one is making stock for a craft market. A overwhelming desire to stop sewing. It hit me hard. One minute I was sewing, or maybe dawdling. The next I wanted to do nothing. I'm thinking after my Christmas market, I'm going to take a very long break from craft markets. I know I say this every year end but it's getting harder and harder to keep going.
So I thought to make it interesting for myself, I'll make a few pouches for non human beings - like my dolls. All my bags are usually slated for humans so I wasn't very sure how "my guys" will take to them.
For the first pouch, I used a Japanese fabric which has bamboo leaves and flowers and crests. This is an interesting fabric as it has these textures which I would normally call slubby but it's not really slubby. Just nice to touch. This fabric has a unique name but for the moment, I can't recall what it is. Melly must have the same taste as me because the minute I finished the bag, she jumped right into it. She was so quick no one else had a chance.
Melly reasoned that since she's from Japan and the fabric is from Japan, it's a no-brainer. She does look cosy in it. But don't tell her her head's too big.
This is the 2nd bag I made. There was an ugly fight over it. Little Red won. Needless to say, Bear lost.
She wouldn't budge - no matter what. Yup, she's still sitting in the bag in the balcony right now. Little Red said Bear's big butt couldn't fit into the bag anyway. Oh, don't tell Little Red her big head can't fit either.
You know what Kevin Bacon once said? (wise man)
You're only as happy as your unhappiest doll.
Bear put up such a big sulk that I figured his bag had to be 3 times more kick ass than his siblings'. (3 times more because his butt is 3 times bigger...)
I think he likes it but he's not sure yet. <grumble, grumble> And I slaved over it too.
It's really mine?
That's Bear's happy face.
Now everyone's happy, we can all move forward with our lives.
I had to drag the bitches out to get pics of the bags.
Hmm... actually I kinda like the bags without the dolls in them.
Maybe I'll sell them to humans after all. Shhh.
p.s. I have a big promotion at my Etsy shop for all my digital bag patterns. Use coupon code ILOVEJANE50 (all caps) to get a 50% discount. Coupon expires Nov 13th 2013. Hurry. Go here.