|from last year|
.. and though I was very happy with the shape and style I was never satisfied with the closure! So a couple of weeks ago it got a make-over :)
Luckily I knew just which shades of fibre I had used... and still have some. So, I made a matching piece of felt and cut an asymmetrical flap from it.. then decided the top of the bag was a little floppy for my liking and cut a band from the new felt to sew around the inside of the bag, from one edge of the flap to the other edge of the flap.
|I repositioned the ceramic moon button|
The flap is hand stitched to the inside of the bag.. Then all round the top (including the join of bag top to flap) I blanket stitched with teal silk thread.
The panel and flap, now that they are in place have made a nice sturdy opening - no more flopping about!
|The gold marks show where the integral pockets are..|
The reinforcing panel blends in well (the label is stitched to it)
I'm really happy with it now.. I like the quirky fastening of wrapping a cord around the moon :) Its quite secure too, 'specially if wrapped round a couple of times.
So far the only other pieces in the 'redo' basket that I have worked on are pieces of jewellery.. and I haven't photographed them.. it's a work in progress that I can just dip into as and when I get the time.
Right now as I am finishing typing this post I am looking at a glorious winter sunset through the woods.. I love winter sunrise and sunset! Now I am off to cook a beef stew for dinner yum