Ethical Rice Sack Bag

I have had fun recently with a couple of very quirky basmati rice sacks I brought back from Kerala India in January this year.  I went from buying silk to sacks, two extremes from an extremely intriguing country.

The silk is still languishing in my stash, but I had to try my hand at the sacking, something different to create with and so tactile.  I didn’t realise how messy it was to cut and sew and I looked like a real wild woman when I had finished.

 

But I like the result.  The design with Ali Baba and his sacks of money in the centre made me smile, and the print is on both sides, too, which pleased me.  I am wondering whether to make a more structured bag with another sack, and reduce the size of the design by taking off the address at the bottom.  I shall have a ponder.  It really satisfied me that something can be re-used so successfully and so lengthen the life of such a utilitarian item.

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Little sleep sacs

This is the third set of  sleep sacs I have made.  I didn’t know they would be such a hit!  And they were all for twins, there must be “something in the water” as they say!

Must say they have been on the to do list for a couple of months, so I hope these New Zealand babies have not got too big already.

Now, what is next on the list, oh dear yes that last dining room curtain …….