Friday, February 15, 2008

Bags

I like bags. It's a good way to organize things for me. Put things in a bag, it doesn't even have to be in an organized way, close it, everything is neat. So I have lots of bags of various kinds around.
In the pantry, things are organized in jars, baskets, and bags.
Yesterday I focused in on the cookie cutter bag, getting ready to make valentine cookies. Cookie cutters are sooo unorganized. This is a good way to keep them together, and not have to paw through them in a drawer.
A while back we were camping. I had tossed in muslin, needle, and floss, but no pattern. Nothing was prepped. I wanted to sit by the river (after a swim) and stitch mindlessly. What to make? No sewing machine. No cute pattern for a towel, and nothing to draw it with.
I decided to make a homely bag for the cookie cutters. I free handed (or is it free stitched) the words in a back stitch. Then folded the bottom and sides in and used a blanket stitch and and x stitch.

Then folded the top edge down
and used a straight running stitch
to form a casing. Then braided several strands
of crochet thread together for the tie.
I've made lots of different kinds of bags, from homely to very elegant, with beads and tassels, but this bag is a favorite.
Maybe because whenever my eye is caught by the cookie cutter bag, I smile and remember a wonderful family time.

2 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

This is such a cute idea and a good way to organize those cookie cuters!

Manuela

A Romantic Porch said...

How creative you are!