Mama’s Got a Brand New Bag

by Stefani on 23-July-2007

Ever had anyone do something so inexplicably nice for you that it just made you grin from head to toe all day long and then some?

My little ones and I got a package in the mail today from sweet Sarah. Thanks, Sarah, for completely making our day!

For me, she sent this gorgeous handmade bag:


I have pranced, shamelessly, with it on my shoulder ever since it came out of the box!

For my guys, she knitted these adorable snakes:


Can you stand it? She even thought to make them small, medium and large, so that it would be easy for them to decide which snake belonged to which boy. They have had the snakes wrapped around their shoulders for half the day, and each and every boy demanded that his snake sleep with him. So fun.

So, as you can see, Sarah is so talented, and thoughtful. She’s also a lot of fun, a fantastic photographer, and just all around sweet as pie. Pop over to her blog, Still Life In Yarn and her flickr page to bask in the sweetness!

Oh, and for those of you who have asked about the bandana pants…


I’ve posted a tutorial over on the sidebar. I’m not wild about the photos, but it was dark and raining again today, so it was the best that I could do. Go forth and make pants!

Sarah Jackson July 23, 2007 at 10:47 pm


I can’t believe it got there so fast! I’m so happy to hear that everyone liked their gifts. Now the big grin is on my face…

Ellie July 24, 2007 at 1:27 am

What a special parcel to receive.
Lucky you! The bandana pants tutorial is so easy to understand – thanks heaps. Now, all I need to do is *find* 15 minutes spare to make some. (PS – some of the numbers seem a bit out of order on the tutorial.)

Eren July 24, 2007 at 4:52 am

Love those snakes! And thanks for the bandana pants tutorial. I will be headed to Michales to get some bandanas today! I think they would make perfect beach pants.

meg July 24, 2007 at 11:14 am

OK, now I just have to supress the urge to go to the store *right this minute* to get bandannas and try out those pants. Thanks for sharing!

Sarah July 25, 2007 at 7:45 pm

Oh, the pants look fun!

erin July 25, 2007 at 8:15 pm

cute little snakes! and love your new bag – hooray for good mail!

Tips Of All Sorts July 27, 2007 at 9:14 am

What great stuff. Love the hibiscus bag!

Ellie November 5, 2007 at 4:42 am

Hey, I still haven’t made your bandana pants…urghhh… But, just read it again and was wondering if you can tell me how big the bandanas you use are? I am going to just use the tutorial to make some pants (using fabric not bandanas) for my nephew – who is older than my kids, so I don’t have a size to copy off…
thanks thanks thanks Honey xx

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