I wanted to share a bag I made for my oldest daughters birthday.
I got the idea from the book The creative family How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections by Amanda Soule
What a great little book it is just chalked full of wonderful ideas, and I really enjoy the way she writes. She talks about creating an Artist travel bag and so I thought that would be really fun to do for Challee for her Birthday.
All the decorative pieces I crocheted, the flowers on top and the motif on the front and even the trim on the back. It was fun to have it actually work : )
Here are the thing that I put into it.
One of the things that I would like to do with this blog is share ideas that I find on ways that are creative but thrifty, really focusing on living more green : ) One of the things I shared with my daughter is the Dairy of an Edwardian Lady and its a copy that I have had for years but thought it would be fun to pass down now to Challee. I also had the colored pencils already I hadn't really used them at all so they were like new. The smallest set is soft pastels and then the next set is watercolor paints.
That is one thing I really enjoyed about Amanda's book she had such creative ideas for using what you have around you. A great read I highly recommend it : )
Amanda has another book out to called:
It looks really good! I'm really looking forward to getting that one two!!!