Not sure if I'm adding this update properly To save on money I'm using a 3 ring binder that I had laying around and copy paper pages. I am also putting my cut out applique pieces in zipper baggies for ease of use in the future. So far I've done a Japanese inspired deer.
I want to start doing hand sewn appliqué designs that have a cute, kitch, kawaii, Japanese type style. Instead of using published books I'd like to doodle inspiration from the world around me. So now I need to go and buy a blank journal!
I've been wanting to make a gathered bag like this for awhile. The gathers took a bit of time to build baste then machine stitch onto the bag. If I had a gathering foot for my machine it may be a little easier. I'm hoping to make a few more In other colors!
I'll get photo of it on in natural light. It is gibbous slightly because one arm has serged ruffles the other is raw edged. Bottom back ruffle is longer on one side than the other. I also used contrasting white threads and let the tails show