I want to say hello to two new participants in the bags of fun challenge before settling down to work.
Firstly waving to Leeanne who has joined and asked if you need to use the body section of the jeans. The guidelines are wide open to encourage creativity and so no you just need to use recycled jeans and embellish in any textile technique you choose.
Sammy found the group through flickr and has joined in and started a blog Sammy stuff . Sammy declares she loves making things with her hands and is also interested in making fabric and altered books. So welcome to both the group and the world of textiles
With just a couple of weeks into the challenge a lot of activity going on over at the over on the Bags of fun flickr group . It’s really interesting to see how differently everyone is approaching this challenge. There are going to be some very unique bags made. The deadline of November 8th feels ages away but I bet it creeps up on us all.
I am trying to resist reading everyone’s blogs as I am in the end of a very busy week at work (and I think I am going to be flat tacks for the next two at least) but I will find time to make a button for the challenge this weekend I promise! Also I will post a photograph of how my bag is progressing. I have to admit it’s taking all my spare moments to keep up with what everyone is doing. I had no idea when I proposed the challenge that so many people would join or that it would be quite as much fun.
Just a quick note this morning before dashing off to work as there is a heck of a lot of action is going on over at the over on the Bags of fun flickr group . Lots of images of work in progress and chat about what is being done. At the rate some people are working they will be long finished before the deadline of November 8th
Annie Whitsed Annie’s Crazy World has found her jeans from the 70’s! An image is over on her blog check them out.
Emmy Schoonbeek has posted a fantastic start to her bag over on the Bags of fun flickr group
Linda S has joined the bags of fun challenge and started a blog Mish Mash etc . So we now have two Lindas! Welcome to the challenge and blogging. Linda confessed she had been lurking for months reading here. I am delighted to put a name to another reader.
As the author of this site I am always pleased to hear from people. Last year I wrote a piece on imaginary friends. Its my take on life online some readers might find it amusing to read it.
I didn’t get the button done yesterday or much stitching because I was preparing some material for my class today. This morning I will be talking about website promotion and blog promotion. (I know you wouldn’t guess it looking at my site sometimes but I teach web design) There is a long post over on Mindtracks which many people might find of interest. It is aimed at my students and really notes on some of the things I will cover in a presentation but there are loads of links to useful resources for any textile practitioner who is interested in promoting their work online.
I have to dash and go earn a living. Monday mornings why are they always a little disorganised?