Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Delightful gift.... crafted tote bag

Click on the photos to enlarge - then you can see the stitching

Just have to share photos of the delightful gift I received today.
This charming tote bag is made from old magazine pages sewn into the tote you see.
Lisa, my niece, made this one for me --- and see how personal she made it.
This side shows a sweater -- with felted pins on it. (I presume this was from an article on 
how to make felted pins from old sweaters).  The lovely matching pin attached to the handle was made by another talented niece, Lisa's sister Cindy.
The reverse of the bag is so appropriate -- socks in progress and part of an article written by Rachael Herron, a knitter and 911 dispatcher entitled:  Life's A Stitch -- it begins like this:
"When you deal with life-or-death situations every day, two needles and a ball of yarn have a way of providing the comfort you you crave".  I would like to read the whole article -- the part I can read is very touching.  Will check it out online or at the library -- Ladie's Home Journal, 
September 2011. The two ends are also "Aunt Jackie" directed. 
Lisa and Cindy -- you made my day. Thank you both so very much. I love it.
Just went on a search for the article and found a wonderful audio of it.
Click this link to hear the article.


kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

This is just wonderful Jackie! How on earth did they make it - the construction fascinates me! I love how personal to you it is - they obviously think the world of you to search out the perfect things to make the bag - and so they should cause we all think the world of you!

Tournesol said...

That bag is so cute! What a sweet thoughtful gift. What a coincidence, I read Rachel Herron's blog, she is a great writer and a funny gal, not to mention an amazing knitter. You can find her at yarn-a-go-go if interested. : )