Sunday, 28 December 2008

Japanese Books and bags

While visiting Ranette's blogspot last week, I saw the pictures of her Japanese patchwork books... sooo I thought it would be nice to post pictures of the ones I have plus one of the little baggies I made from one of them. (Top right in picture)
I have made another little bag with this same pattern but have varied it a bit. For that one I used a pretty asian fabric and simplified the heart shape. The heart shape on the front of the one here is made from .5inch hexagons which I'd English paper pieced. The fabric I used for the main part of the bag should have been homespun but it wasn't and so it didn't fray properly when I added the bit around the heart panel. However, it is a Tardis of a little baggy and holds more than you'd think. :)

I apologize for the quality of these pictures but I don't yet know how to operate our new camera. I think that will have to be put on my list of new technology to master and I'll have to locate the instruction booklet and go through it :)


  1. Your bag is beautiful and the hexagon inset is really cute. I like the Japanese designs a lot and I love browsing through the books even though I don't understand too many Japanese words.

  2. Beautiful bag!!! And you have 2 books that I don't have. I may have to search the internet for Maybe one day I'll have time to actually try to make something out of these books.

  3. The bag is lovely! I'm impressed that you pieced the hexagons. I haven't tried that yet, but it's on my to-do list. How big is the bag?

  4. This week I´m piecing hexes for the purse on page 4 of the little book ;o)

  5. Good luck with your little purse Anonymous, LOL...;) it is a very cute purse.... Maybe I'll choose a project from that wee book to Inklingo with :))