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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Tote Bag From Mum's Friend

As I mentioned a few posts back, I received a lovely tote bag from my mum's friend the other day!

When my mum came over here (from Western Japan to Eastern Japan) to help me packing the end of September, she had a lovely tote bag with her.
And she told me that it was made by her friend and also told me that she is offering to make one for me if I want.

So I gathered all materials (fabrics, lace, linen code) and left them to my mum.
And here it is, what my mum's friend made for me!
Isn't this lovely?!

I heard that she felt something is missing, so she added lace crochet on the surface.
The lace crochet is actually a sleeve of old cardigan, I heard.
It's nice idea, isn't it!? She loves to recycle, so that's just like her!

I love this tote bag so much! It suits for jeans, too I think!
This is not only lovely but very functional, she added many pockets inside and she made handles longer than her original design for me, because I have a little kid always with me, so she thought it's more useful.

What a thoughtful gift it is!
Thanks Mrs. Chikako!

19 comments:

Nancy said...

This is wonderful Yuko! Very pretty fabrics and I like how she used the crochet too! Very clever idea.

Laura said...

Wow! That bag is a work of art! So gorgeous! You must feel happy just to put on a pair of jeans and go out with that bag! Enjoy!

karenv said...

What a gorgeous bag! Your friend's mum did a beautiful job :)

Jessie said...

wow...this is a very lovely bag! SHe's very creative with her creation. I like it too!

Jurga said...

Oh, bag is so nice! So soft and delicate colors, and crochet lace looks fabulous, it's wonderful idea to use it! :)

Andrea said...

Gorgeous bag.

Dovilė said...

very cute gift for you,Yuko.

Theresa said...

This bag is amazing!!!! She is very creative!!!!

Julie said...

Such an amazing bag

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow, what a lovely bag!

Solstitches said...

Yuko,
I think this is one of the prettiest bags I have ever seen.
Enjoy your new bag and please give the lady that made it my compliments.

angelasweby said...

Yuko,
What a lovely bag to have in your collection. All the different materials blend together perfectly, It's the kind of bag you see in your dreams, but yours is real and can be enjoyed all the time :>)

Your mum's friend is very talented

Tammy said...

Beautiful bag--what a great gift.

Jane said...

It looks devine, Yuko. Lovely fabrics you've chosen too. And that lace idea is great. Recycling bits and pieces is a fabulous idea of your Mum's friend. She's done a wonderful job and given you a treasured gift.

Ulla said...

What a great bag you have got from a great artist.

Have a nice day
ulla

Carol R said...

A lovely bag. Mrs Chikako is a very talented lady!

Karoline said...

The bag is gorgeous as is Su's present

Ginny said...

This is one of the loveliest totebags I've ever seen, Yuko. Your mom's friend is extremely talented!

Cindy said...

This is a beautiful bag,Yuko. Mrs Chikako is so creative and talented.