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:

Unknown 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 @ Mille Fiori Favoriti 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!

Lena 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 and 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

Unknown 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!

Anonymous said...

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

Hugs!!!