Sunday, August 24, 2008


Last night I was busy admiring my obi bags and patting myself on the back, when I noticed one of them had a big mistake--I had stupidly forgotten to turn the pocket piece right side out, so when I reached into the pocket, I could feel the raw edges of the seams. Aargh! At least the error means I get to keep this tote, which makes me happy, since I love how it looks on the outside. I'm starting to build up quite a nice collection of defective bags.

To console myself, I made another tote from a mezashi (obi sample fabric) in a similar colorway. This one is just fine--I hope!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Obi Bags

I've been working with obi fabrics for the past two days, and I'm enjoying the results. My studio is starting to look like the interior of a craft gallery!