Although mom couldn't make it this week, I decided that I would put aside some time to work on somethings new. I finished up my orders and then decided to try some projects working with the linen I bought last week.
This was my first time using linen for anything. Yeah I know, where have I been. Ever since I started to fall in live with Japanese fabrics, I have also started to love linen. There are more uses for it then I could have imagined. The only downside is that it was very time consuming to work with, hard to iron, and doesn't forgive easily.
My first project was a simple pot holder I made it with 2 layers of flannel in between. ( I suggest if you want this to function as a potholder to add more layers, otherwise it's a great decoration).
Then I decided to try a bag, I just love the warm feeling it gave this bag. I was afraid that when it was done it would be one of those projects that hung out in my closet for a few years. I was so wrong, it came out beautiful.
I suggest trying some linen in your projects, My Friend over at the Sometimes Crafter has a few tutorials using linen if you need some ideas. If you want to see more pictures of this bag click here.