Saturday, April 4, 2009

linen bag for your wee collectors

My son loves to collect all sorts of goods he finds on his daily walks. Pine cones, flowers, interesting shaped leaves, rocks, feathers and the occasional bug here or there. So I had a collector bag on my to-do list and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. I used a medium weight linen fabric and wool/cashmere blend for the outside and a cotton canvas lining to make it sturdy but lightweight. And a little "secret stash" pocket on the inside. I couldn't help adding a sweet little felt bunny on it. Not so appropriate for my son who told me in disgust "that's a girl's bag!! Oops! better get working on another sans bunny real soon.

He was still a sport and modeled the bag for you.

The two kiddies rooming together is going really well btw. Thank you all for your suggestions and support! Since my daughter was moved into my son's blue room, I felt their room needed something. It's kind of a challenge decorating a boy/girl room. I whipped up a fabric bunting which was inspired by Ella; Jimin hung it over her kitchen entry doorway...I loved the petite size of the flags and the combo of fabrics.

The bias trim I made to attach the flags was a bit thick so I was a bit stumped on how I should attached it to her wall. I decided to stitch the ends into a loop using embroidery floss with a little "x". Neat and simple. Perfect.

I realized today that my last shop update was in January!! Sorry about the shop being empty for so long. My next update will be on April 19th. I plan to have bear girls, some birdies and the little bags mentioned above. Have a great weekend!


  1. Gorgeous bag, even if the bunny caused conflict I think it is super sweet!!
    Glad to hear the co-habiting is going well too. Yeah the brothers and sisters.

  2. Oh Goodness Sara, the bag and bunting are so cute.

    Can't wait till your next update.

    Take care,


  3. What a wonderful idea, a child's special collecting sack. Just perfect for spring walks. I am looking forward to your shop update.