Look at my bag!

Lately, when I sew, my 4 year old will play with some scraps of fabric and pins, “sewing” mommy a purse. Yesterday, when he finished pinning this one, he told me where to sew it on the machine and voila – a purse. I am so proud of him because he knew to fold the main piece of fabric on the bottom so that there is a place to put stuff in. Of course, we’ve told the boys that boys don’t carry purses, just girls do. If boys carry something, it’s called a bag. So after this purse was finished, he immediately started calling it a “bag”. It’s no longer for me. :o)

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Look at my proud boy!

On another front, I gave a shot at my first pincushion last night. It was good practice for the needle and thread skills that I don’t have.

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Lastly, I went out and got the book Felted Knits and I’ve learned so much! Who knew you were supposed to felt things in a pillowcase? I sure didn’t. My barnyard bag straps didn’t felt because they were sorta free floating in the washing machine. I refelted the bag and it’s looking much better. It is no longer my barnyard bag, since it doesn’t smell anymore. The thick wool gives me a feel of a cold mountainous place – it’s now my Sherpa Bag. I am a Sherpa woman, hiking the hills of the Himalayas to the open market to buy meat for dinner.

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Do you like this picture? It’s a picture of me and my bag, superimposed on a Chinese painting that’s hanging in my dining room. :o)

7 Responses to “Look at my bag!”


  1. 1 beki March 23, 2006 at 1:23 pm

    Good for him – it’s a cute bag!

    Thanks for the felting tip. Who knows if I’ll every felt anything, but it’s good to know.

  2. 2 the painted pear March 23, 2006 at 6:19 pm

    Where did you get that picture of a woman and her bag. How perfect. Sherpa, funny, lol

    You know, you say you have little hand sewing skills, but that pincushion is incredible. You did that in one night? Pink and all the stitches look even, I am really impressed. And you your son impresses me too!
    My maddy is four and I am not sure she could make a purse, or bag. She loves pocketbooks, bags, purses!

  3. 3 autum March 23, 2006 at 7:36 pm

    Your pincushion is so pretty!

  4. 4 kimberly March 24, 2006 at 1:21 am

    Ok honey, this is the absolute last time I hear you say you don’t have a certain talent. That pin cushion is perfect!!! I love the colors, of course, and the stitches are fabulous.
    Your little bag man is too funny. Our poor kids-sometimes I wonder if they know about anything else beside fabric and yarn. 🙂
    I adore the woman and her bag. You are just tooo funny.

  5. 5 Adrienne March 24, 2006 at 11:56 am

    Good stuff Lindiepindie!! Your chickabiddy-1 is too cute with his homemade bag, he is so clever!

    I love the pincushion!!!!! I take one in green please-LOL! Really, everyone else is right, the stiches look beautiful, REALLY!

    So is that lady really on the tapestry and you put your bag and face on there, or did you totally create the woman? I wish I knew what you knew about Photoshop!

  6. 6 colorfool March 24, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    His man bag is great! Love it.
    Your pin cushion turned out really well. so cute!

  7. 7 Mumzie March 25, 2006 at 10:41 am

    Hello, you Sherpa, you! Pretty neat the way you put it on the painting! Love it!


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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It's what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 12, 13, and 14), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and a pattern designer.
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