Thursday, June 10, 2010

Many, Many, Many Bags

After my last venture teaching a few friends how to make reversible Japanese Knot Bags, more friends have asked to learn.

Paula made a couple to give her granddaughters when she visited them in California. They were enthralled as their Nintendo DS games fit in the bags perfectly and asked their grandmother to make some for their classmates, the kids at their dance studio, and end-of-year teacher gifts. The girls made a “shopping” list and sent it to Paula.

So we’ve been meeting a couple of times a week over the last three weeks teaching friends and making bags for the girls.

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This is part of the production line for the kids’ gifts project. I wish I’d thought to ask Paula to photograph the massive pile of finished bags she shipped to her grandchildren.

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Side 1 of one reversible bag. Tissue holders were also made to match each bag. Paula did the brunt of the work as I couldn’t go to her house every day.

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Side 2 of the same bag; other than these two fabrics, all the bags for the kids were bright colors. We’ve lost count, but over 80 bags were made. Our friends are happy and the kids have beautiful gifts for their friends and teachers—making our aching fingers worth all the effort.

We’re over the Japanese Knot Bag experience for now. We had a great time, but other creative projects beg to be tried.

10 comments:

Jill said...

80!!!!! - I don't think I know that many people!!!

What a production line you girls had going.

They are totally cute though. I can understand why Paula's grandchildren asked for more.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I think they're beautiful!

LittleGemsbyKari said...

That is love! how kind of you!

Cat said...

They are so cute. WOW What an assembly process LOL.

Hugs!!!

Lorrie said...

What an amazing project! They are all lovely. But I can empathize with the desire to move on to something else.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Storybook Woods said...

These bags are sooo wonderful, everyone is going to want one xoxo Clarice

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a great project June and how fun that the girls all love them. I'll bet you ARE sick of them now -- until next year??? ;-)

Che Birba said...

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http://chebirba.blogspot.com/2010/06/blogs-from-usa.html

Laura from Italy

FinnyKnits said...

80+ bags!

HOLY!

And soSO cute and useful. Nice going, Junie :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What an incredibly nice project to do together with your friend! They all look beautiful!