Now, how's THAT for an interesting title!? Today was our CQTeers group meeting and Irene and I (Sue & Kym were away) had great fun doing a 'share' session. She does some of the most interesting (and creative) things and I love seeing her work.
Irene was on a trip to Japan last year and learned to make these wonderful bags called Furushiki. They are so very simple to make and are very practical. The 'base' is just a large square of fabric and the whole thing is created with knots. This was the one I made, in a purse-size. I'd like to repeat it and make one twice as big to use as a shoulder bag. I know that it just looks like a blue blob here in the picture, but trust me - it's great! Google the name and I'm sure you can find out more about it. Our theme this month was ink blots or fall. Below are the atcs I made (atc size). The top row reminded me of people, so I scrounged around & found some wee polymer clay faces I'd made a couple of years ago. While I was looking for those, I stumbled onto the brass hands - perfect! The bottom row of blots reminded me of faces and were 'done' when I added some googly eyes I had in my stash. Great fun!