Friday, August 8, 2008

Old Mermaid Self

Today's mermaid music:




The drawstring bag I was using for my letterboxing adventures worked fine for six years but doesn’t go with my mermaid rubber stamp very well and is somewhat boring. I finished a new one last night more keeping with my theme.



The Japanese Knot Bag tutorial works great for this project. The sides and handles are interfaced with flannel, a piece of Timtex from my stash interfaces the round bottom section. After cutting out the pieces and before assembling for sewing, I embroidered a mermaid on one side and waves all around the circumference. Variegated floss was used for embellishing the edges in blanket stitch. The next thing I want to do for my kit is carve my own mermaid stamp instead of using a store-bought version.



Quote from The Old Mermaid’s Journal which I added to a graphic

I’ve quite enjoyed my mermaid celebration week and thank Calamity-Kim for conceiving the whole idea. Have a great weekend and I hope you find your Old Mermaid self.

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Hi June! I've been really enjoying the mermaid theme this week. And I am so excited about your letterboxing posts, I am going on a trip soon and I think it would be fun to try!

Jeanne said...

Such a lovely journal
I love mermaids.
Love Jeanne

Pat said...

What a lovely bag and rubber stamp that you designed!

I enjoyed your mermaid posts this week and the accompanying music, June!
Mermaids are fascinating, and so are you!

Have a good weekend!

Hugs, Pat

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I really love this mermaid bag, perfect. xoxoxo Clarice

Sue said...

Mermaid week has been great fun! I love the knot bag, too, especially the embroidery. Since your first post I've made quite a few... I love 'em!

KNITTING ART said...

Hello June! Beutiful Home Sewing...
Congratulations,

Kristie said...

Your bag turned out great, June!

Minnesota Matron said...

Just one quick turn through May and this week reveals a very creative and crafty Junie Moon!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I really like this Japanese Knot Bag and your mermaid is lovely.

I recently carved my first stamp at my friend Liisa's studio. It didn't come easily to me, as I don't feel comfortable drawing, but Liisa makes incredible stamps. I really like yours too!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Thank you so much for your prayers and wonderfully kind comments during this difficult time. Every word made and is making a difference as we begin this new journey.

Thank you so much for your words of comfort and blessing,
kari & kijsa

Robyn said...

June! Thanks for stopping by I always adore seeing your there! Love your bag and even better that you made it girly!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun mermaid week it's been June. I love the new bag AND especially the mermaid on your denim jacket!

Cat said...

Love the bag. I know I'm definitely going to get lost in that blog LOL. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs!!!