Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Twenty years ago - and I can scarcely believe that so much time has passed, because it seems like yesterday - when our son was a boy - we lived in California, and he had a friend in school, named Paul. 
Paul was good at drawing. His drawings were very funny! I loved them! I told him so! Many times! Till he got the hint and drew me a whole bunch of quirky animals as a gift. Hurray! I still keep them in the same envelope he handed me with the sweetest smile. The mouse is my favorite and I have used it in an enlarged size already several times, on a back pack, and on pouches, and they always got sold immediately - I guess because there is a certain charm to them.

After not sewing a bag for more than three months I enjoyed making this tote. It is very roomy, with a zippered back pocket, a big pocket inside, an additional small one for pens, and of course a key swivel. Red cotton lining. First quality heavy checkered cotton fabric for the outside panels. Mother-of-pearl buttons. Magnetic snap closure.

I am very happy to see it turned out lovely! How about you? You think I am fishing for compliments? You are right! :-)


Anonymous said...

איזה סיפור נהדר והתיק כל כך יפה.

Hilde said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Yael! Beautiful work!
I love the mouse, and what a nice story about it :)

Smultron said...

Hej Yael,

was für eine gelungene Kreation! Die Tasche mit Pauls Tierreich ist ein echter Hingucker!!!

Liebe Grüße

Annuk said...

The bag is gorgeous and so cheerful, I love all the little details, and the color combination is fantastic! And what a lovely story behind it! That boy (now man) would love to know that his drawing has made you so happy! (maybe he does?)
Lots of love to you!
Sunny hugs :)

Irmi said...

Liebe Yael,
diese Tasche ist wirklich wunderschön. Jedes Detail so liebevoll ausgearbeitet. Da
muss man dir schon ein Kompliment
Einen schönen Abend wünscht

Lisa said...

Love the red & black .. what a PoP .. instantly brings a smile! Love the cute mousie .. mostly the story! How fun! so many wonderful details!

Bravo .. creative lady!!!

zsazsazsu said...

a real designeritem WITH a story!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

This is absolutely charming! Not only is it well-made and beautiful, it is practical and Fun! Lovely, Yael, and that little boy, a man now...how touching!

TarracoStyle said...

preciosa bolsa. me encanta la combinación de rojo y negro.