I love taking a flat piece of fabric and giving it form. Â To me this bag represents the lava flow, island sunsets, the abundance of flowers, graceful hula dancers, and the vivacity that is so very much the islands. Â Despite all that glory, this bag is still totally laid back and 100% wash and wear — just like Hawaii.
This Lanai Style of Kona Bucket Bag — “Lava Luau” is molten fun. Fully lined, this bag is sturdy enough to be free-standing and measures 24″ in diameter and stands 10″ tall. It has one large inside zippered pocket, a draw-string closure, and sturdy, crossbody carry straps.
Once again, it’s been awhile since I last posted. Â Let’s see if we can remedy that. First, let me catch you up on my life.
I live in Hawai’i. Â I’m a substitute teacher. I love to sew.
Since it is summer and I am not teaching, I have been sewing. Here is one of my creations:
Jazzy Music Tote
This Lanai Style of Kona Music Bag — “The Jazzy” really knows how to sing the blues. The bag measures 19″ x 19″ x 4″ and has one outside slip pocket, and one 12″ wide, 8″ deep inner zip pocket.
These totes are huge. Â A couple of our local music teachers carry these. Â Gloria has had hers for over 2 years and it is still going strong. Â She regularly carries 20 pounds of music and student files in it, and takes the bag everywhere she goes.
I can write. Â I can sew. Â I have talents I am proud of. Â Drawing isn’t one of them.
This I am proud of:
I made this piece of fabric art. It is 33″ square. The base is 1/8th” particle board. I padded and upholstered the board, and used a curtain tie back to adorn it. I designed the piece to “pull-together” various elements of my living room decor. It hangs above our fireplace.
Those that know me know my first and most favorite art is that of word weaving. Â Drawing has never been one of my talents and likely never will be. Â I knew that going in, but I still signed up for an art class. Â Below you will find my first composition. Â Believe me, I have seen better work from 5th grade students. Â If you know me, when you see what it is I’ve depicted, you’ll understand my “self-portrait”:
Even in drawing, I cling to the comfort of words — the art I know and understand.