A tribute to the borrowers and Etsy treasury listing....

After many requests for larger bags for people who MUST take their entire household contents with them on EVERY trip.... I designed this rather delicious bag and called it POD.

Anyone who has read Mary Norton's wonderful book 'The Borrowers' will be very familar with the race of teeny weeny people who live under the floorboards of a large house, deep in the country. When Pod goes 'borrowing' (which lets face it, is stealing) he always takes a large bag. Being borrowers, our everyday tiny objects like buttons would seem enormous to them but they would always find uses for them (strikes me they must have started the first green movement). So buttons would be very large in relation to the garment or bag they were used on. Hence the very BIG leather button which was made especailly for this bag.

As soon as I had drawn it in my big book of magical doodles, I knew it had to be called POD!
I had to avoid describing it as a bag for when you go 'borrowing' for obvious reasons.... I could be encouraging a wave of shop lifting, perish the thought. I think I may make another with a flatter base and wider too for A4 files, like the HENNOCK bag but scaled up. Oh and talking of magic doodles, a pretty, circular, wristlet ended up on paper yesterday which is most definetly the next project after these next 3 orders. Monday morning will see me making shoes.....

Last notable event is that the very clever ARTWOLF has kindly listed me in this rather beautiful treasury that she compiled http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=32351. Thank you x
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