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Today I'm taking a moment to celebrate an exciting landmark in my creative journey. Though it seems a little slow on the uptake, I'm thrilled to announce that one of my furoshiki bags was featured in the spring edition of Stampington's Haute Handbags magazine! I was hoping to find a copy in my nearest JoAnn's or get one in the mail before it hit stands, but aparently I don't get out much, and there was a snag with "the post," as my English friends say. Mom picked up an issue for me this weekend, and I flipped waaaaay to the back to find this!
Here's another shot from my photographer, Amanda, which may help you get a better idea of how the piece looks. It's made from two vintage tea towels sewn together and looped on an embroidered strap.
The bag is my take on a traditional Japanese fabric "folding" technique, and it's available in my Etsy shop right now, along with this smaller, more dainty version, which is tied a bit differently for a really pretty tucked front.
I guess these Stampington folks really dig me, because they've asked me to send another one of my bags to their studios for publication in October! Now I'm feeling really inspired to get cracking on some more bags and accessories for spring at the Madison Road Artisan Market on May 30 in South Bend, IN. See you there!