I recently treated myself to the new book, Reinvention by the wonderfully sweet, creative and oh so talented Maya. She included a hand stamped lavender sachet and hand stamped little book ( she hand carved the stamps) and a little hand note of appreciation inside the book.
I have enjoyed her blog for several years. One of the aspects of her creating that I appreciate is how she uses what is available instead of buying new materials, to make useful and beautiful things.
This satchel is one of the projects from her book. I used materials on hand - some linen and batting from a big box of supplies a neighbor passed on to me and some cotton patterned fabric I had purchased years ago.
I love how simple it was to sew up and plan to make some in different sizes using old jeans and other cast offs I have in my stash.
Then just a few days later our neighbor called to see if we wanted a large bag of stuffing as they are cleaning up their attic in preparation for moving.
Well, yes I answered. Not knowing how large the bag was going to be.
Now, though, I can use it to make some of the "poufs" in Reinvention.