But I love it. We have already discussed how I am a bad person, possibly beyond redemption, but I still love it.
Last night, after I had finally got sick Little Miss O to settle down to a proper sleep, I finished a project for an friend's upcoming birthday. She loves doing art, and so I thought I would make something for her to easily pack with her art supplies and throw in her bag.
I had borrowed a book from the library on cute Japanese zakka inspired by Eastern European traditional crafts, and I really wanted to embroider this bird on something. So I chose the front of this leather art roll. More fool me, but I think it came out quite well.
I made the sections quite wide and not too specific (e.g. I didn't make very narrow ones for paintbrushes), so that it doesn't limit the things you can carry in it. I thought the bias binding added a little splash of colour.
And it all rolls up and ties up with a turquoise leather cord, all ready for some alfresco art. Hoorah! (Those are my fantastic mini watercolours and watercolour pens that another art-loving friend gave me for my birthday. Wonderful. I have been painting almost every day and loving it.)
I've got a few little treats to pop in it for her to experiment with, so I hope that she likes it.