simple things~

"Only those who have to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily." Friedrich von Schiller I am far from doing things perfectly,but... I must say..the more I allow myself to delve into that which is somewhat difficult... i.e.:reading Japanese...when I cannot read Japanese, do I feel a little more skillful because of it. This time...3 bags... 3 purses...3 catchalls, 3 Japanese fabrics,3 complimentary wools, and one determined woman. Determined to have somewhat of a handmade Christmas... so I have begun... I need to fill these bags...with girlie things... fun things...and I will. I have gotten out the ribbon... and I need to put up the tree... baking has begun... but ... first... I have to announce the winners of the giveaway... Today is Mr. TDW's BD... so he was the one to choose... .1. Camilla...the Namaste Knitting bag large... .2.Nicole...some smaller Namaste goodies... Email me with your addresses...and I'll have them off... And a huge thank you to all... to each and everyone of you... for all your comments on the previous posting... and those participating in the swap....an update will be posted here...

Comments

Renee said…
Happy Birthday Mr. TDW!
Char said…
looks like great starts to the month
Kristen said…
I love Japanese craft books (very addicted to them in fact). Love the bags, very cute zakka fabrics.
Gorgeous T, I bet the girls will love them.
Congratulations to the lucky winners!
Sarah said…
Every second spent on the handmade will be worth it - great start
Nicole said…
Really?? Me?? Your kidding! Aww... thank you so much! Those bags are adorable , they're going to love them! Addy coming your way ;)
peaknits said…
That ribbon is incredible - I just love the mixed textures in your photos, always. Japanese craft books are a little addiction I have - they are so fun!
Alison said…
Sweet bags! I've got a project of that type on my agenda for this evening!

Happy knitting-
ali
What lovely bags and what fun you will have filling them! A handmade holiday is the very best kind :)
ulli said…
precious- the fabric, the patter, the photo's, the bags, the thoughts going into it
x
the nest said…
sweet pouches for sweet children, i'm sure! i like the fabrics you chose and the contrasting bases. those japanese craft books are so wonderfully inspiring, aren't they?

happy b-day to the mr., fellow sagitarian :)

a bit of a pout that i didn't win one of those fabulous prizes. just kidding! i did email that post of prizes to my hubby as a bit of a wish list though. :)
larissa said…
LOVE the purses! are those felted sweaters on the bottom? such a great girly gift.
Rachel said…
Love your determination to have a handmade Christmas...and somewhat envious as well since my life didn't allow for it this year. Difficulty adds skill as you've shown...but sometimes simplicity means sanity! :)
Linda said…
Lovely sewing T, the japanese books are always so inspirational. I buy the knitting ones and haven't worked out how to make anything yet!
lotta said…
Sounds like you are ahead of the holiday game. I am sure the bags, and their sweet contents will be much appreciated. I am struggling with the japanese books as well, but just looking at the pictures is enough to make your heart sing.
lucy said…
i love that phrase "one determined woman"! Determination is good in my books.

Now, some little munchkins outta have a blast with these bags. The ribbons are a nice touch.
Thank you SO much Theresa!
I am beyond thrilled, I never win anything, so this means so much to me...everything in one place.
I am so excited Thank you, thank you
Weehoo!
I love your handmade. I want to jump into those photos! Congratulations to the winners too.
You are such a generous friend.

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