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.