On Wednesday, I posted about freezer paper stenciling, something that I first became obsessed with after reading SouleMama's first book a few years ago. Today, I'll post about a handbag I sewed this week from her second book, Handmade Home. It's called the mama's bag -- just what I need!
For materials, I chose a grey wool skirt and a colorful silk scarf, both from the thrift store. The total cost was $4.75 and there's plenty of material left over to sew something else.
The instructions were simple and the bag came together nicely.
I LOVE all that color peeking out of the gray wool!
And look what I'm carrying around in my new handbag--Amanda's latest book, The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder Through the Seasons! It's lovely; simple yet profound. Essays by Amanda and her husband are matched with seasonal projects and activities. I read it through quickly and am now on my second read-through. I'm going slower this time, savoring the wisdom and contemplating our own family's seasonal rhythms and pace. For someone who has a small problem with wanting to do everything (Pinterest Pinner's Anonymous anyone?), this is just the sort of antidote I need to remind me to slow down and savor the seasons with my family.