Saturday, December 10, 2011

Good grief

And Mark said to me, "you are not taking more pictures of me are you"?

No, I said......

I am such a liar....



On another note I wanted to know what others folks do with their "spare"  time, not that I am checking on on you or anything. I always thought since I played in clay all day that was enough to keep the mind busy and hands and back, but lately I have been sewing. I have a room upstairs that I finally set up to sew in. Call ahead if you need the bed I have it covered right now.
I am enjoying the different fabrics and for now I am working out this one bag. I figure if I can get that down I might move on to a bigger one. They are fun with a quilt like piece on the front and fully lined. They are suppose to be a make-up bag, but I have found that folks are using them for different purposes.
Right now I am playing with adding rings and I have plans for a new strap..

The other night I figured out that I should call these my good grief bags.
Grief has a funny way of working out of the body and this has worked for me.
It is better than bags of cookies, which is where I was heading.
I just mailed one to a friend who is going through Cancer treatments in hope that she can fill it with a few things to take along with her on treatment days. I used a fabric with a lot of images of  that could take your mind away...like I said, "good grief...."


Happy Saturday,
M

16 comments:

Linda Starr said...

Oh those materials are so nice, what a nice thought to have good grief bags, you're on to something with those. I like those stamps on the big pots too, hi Mark. te he. Oh I love to walk around flea markets or thrift stores or plant nurseries I find them very relaxing, oh and the beach too or go to the library.

Becky said...

I love the little bags! Since I don't wear make up much, I don't know what I'd use it for... but I do like containers, bags, boxes, POTS, etc! :) Beautiful!

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Linda- yes we have to have other ways to "relax." I would love to be near the beach....

cookingwithgas said...

Becky- my daughter throws her cell phone, some tissues and keys in hers and tosses in the diaper bag and calls it her mommy bag.
I need to add a ring to hers...

Michèle Hastings said...

the bags are beautiful. i have a sewing machine that doesn't get enough use. last winter i downloaded some patterns for bags but never got around to sewing. i make raku fired buttons and wanted to use them on bags... perhaps your post will inspire me to act on my thoughts this winter!

ang walford said...

and such a great room to sew in :)) hi mark!!

Anna said...

So many people knit prayer shawls, these wonderful bags are a terrific idea. And the look fantastic.

Down time? Spinning and knitting mostly. And a good book. ;)

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Hi Meredith- Since I have a full time job my clay work is all I can squeeze in...BUT I have a list of things to learn when I retire: upholstery, cooking, mulit media art, gardening and sewing too! Love the Good Grief bags and think expanding your line is a great idea :)

Peter said...

I love Mark's pots, they are a really nice shape and proportions are just right!

cookingwithgas said...

Ang- I need a sign in that room for guest to sign....if walls could talk

cookingwithgas said...

Anna- a good book.....hummm

cookingwithgas said...

Peter-Mark makes a good honest pot- I am a fan.

Tracey Broome said...

Spare time? Let's see..... that would be between the hours of 12am-5am, I sleep, sort of :)
I want the olive green bag, top photo, bottom right hand corner. How much? I'll send $$, save it for me for when I see you!
I think you might be on to something here, I love the fabrics!

JUDI TAVILL said...

This is so great. Since I used to sew as a fashion designer and it was a means to and end....I prefer not to BUT I have a space in my laundry room to sew... I also have a serger which i never pull out as threading it is a royal pain...BUT I do love to serge.... hmmm... now you have me thinking ... but truly, I could find so many different things to jump to creatively that I try to use the "spare time" to FOCUS... or meditate and when I am in between all of this , waiting in lines at airports, watching a movie, waiting in the car, I KNIT.AND I LOVE YARN... so spinning,weaving and maybe even dying are in my longterm future perhaps...
BACK TO YOU,
The bags ROCK...
I love the ring as I love a small item to attach to my keys when I ditch my handbag.... license, credit card, money size... even slightly bigger... I lose everything so that is a winner...
That said, GOOD GRIEF bags is such a great cocepts and a wonderful way to "deal". Love it.

cookingwithgas said...

TB- I see a bag in your coming your way very,very soon...in greens..:)!

cookingwithgas said...

Judi-sister blogger of mine- thank You-coming from you it is a big giant star that I needed to continue on with the sewing- like I said it has filled a place in my soul that has been very big this past year.
Good grief- more to come,rings and all...