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more bits of red

Since my first tote, I’ve gone a little tote crazy. Here are three more. I have been digging little square pockets as well as slender pockets for pencils.

We’ve all been enjoying Michigan cherries, especially Felix.

and I have been preparing for a Motherblessing next week. Henna is a whole new medium for me, so I’ve been doing some research and was practicing on myself (and Andrew) all day yesterday.

The above image is beautiful work by Darcy Vasudev from Henna Tribe, an all around outstanding Henna resource. (Thanks to Herbalist Jim Mcdonald for the suggestion.)

I absolutely adore the following artist’s Henna work on pregnant bellies. Her Flickr page is full of wonderfulness.

Smorgasbord Saturday (in bits of red)

This Saturday I:

Spent a few minutes repairing my childhood Raggedy Ann doll for Felix to play with.

While fixing up her little foot, I realized that I couldn’t remember much about Raggedy Ann.

This is what I found on Wikipedia:

[Johnny] Gruelle created Raggedy Ann for his daughter, Marcella, when she brought him an old hand-made rag doll and he drew a face on it. From his bookshelf, he pulled a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, and combined the names of two poems, “The Raggedy Man” and “Little Orphan Annie.” He said, “Why don’t we call her Raggedy Ann?”

Marcella died at age 13 after being vaccinated at school for smallpox without her parents’ consent. Authorities blamed a heart defect, but her parents blamed the vaccination. Gruelle became an opponent of vaccination, and the Raggedy Ann doll was used as a symbol by the anti-vaccination movement.

I so love that she was named after two poems combined and had no idea that she was the symbol of the Anti-Vaccination Movement.

Wrote Jude a letter.

and inspired by SouleMama’s recent bit of yellow, I attempted making my first tote using this Sew Mama Sew! tutorial.

My stitching isn’t as straight as I’d like it to be, and I feel like the bag needs a little something more on the pocket, but altogether I am pleased with my first tote!