Persistence does pay off. Remember this post? I have one picture of the thing in question:
That's all I will say about it, other than it really really really did not work. I showed it to one person, Lynn, and she agreed: it did not work (this is why we like honest friends).
But you might remember this post too, and I mean it when I say "get up and do it again".
So I began to slowly dissect the Thing, taking off one bit at a time. As each bit came off, I could see possibilities, and new ways to put it back together. I had some ideas as I worked, and thought I had a plan in place when I someone mentioned a "square bottom bag", and I knew that was the answer.
And so, yesterday, I made a new spindle bag:
It's handspun silk, fabric, band and drawstring, lined with commercial silk, trimmed with commercial velvet and piping, and I totally love it:
It works, it's nice looking, it was worth the wait.
I have parts left over. I have plans for them too, so out of one bag there will be two. I can't wait to get started on the next bag: isn't it fun, the anticipation, the creation and the reveal? Even to me, the reveal is always a surprise: it works! Yay! Fun!
Well, fun when it works, anyway :).