Monthly Archives: August 2013


Victor Hugo said……

“If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away.”

Victor Hugo

The Other Side Raggy Bag

It was time to convert some of my fabric scraps to something useful. The collection is gaining too much volume! Early on, I decided to skip the red and white and stick to a more monochromatic blue/green/gray theme – a work horse bag with humor! 

I laid out cotton muslin as my base fabric and quickly layered scrap pieces, wanting to cover the base but keep it spontaneous.ImageImageImageImage

On impulse, I picked up a strip of muslin and laid it over the scraps. Continue reading


Box Turtle

Small Slow Life

Here’s lookin’ at you kid………..or………actually, I think he’s saying “would you please wash my patio?” I’m sure he’s had better portraits.

Western Box Turtle, to be more exact. A first sight of one of these hinged shells closing up is a bit of a surprise. When they decide it’s safe and put legs out and back in motion, they move much faster than you would expect.

Now how can I make a turtle-inspired bag? I’ll put my ‘thinker’ on it………I think I’ll skip the legs but I’ve learned to never say “never”……..!