Friday, May 25, 2007


I love books.
In the last year I have been reading a lot of books from Alexander McCall Smith, and have been enjoying his writings greatly. I think he writes beautifully about the simple things of life...

If you're like me, you will usually carry your books around shuved carelessly in your bag, sleep with them, leave them lying everywhere. As much as I love books, I can't seem to discipline myself much into taking care of them, and usually when I have finished reading one, it looks like it's been through the washing machine (hardly exaggerating).
So anyway, to at least reduce on the amount of wear from carrying them in my bag and finding all sorts of things stuck in between the pages, or the pages all bent, I decided to create a little pocket for them
It all happened when I was hunting for some fabrics at my local second hand shop. I found this really cool vintage floral cotton. I loved the bright colours, I wanted to cut into it straight away.
I went home and set to work....

I made it quite big to fit different sizes of books....

And it's reversible too!

I might make the next one slightly smaller on the sides as it is really quite big and can tend to sag a little. Still, I like the combination of materials :)

Une petite pochette pour mes livres, car j'ai tendance a les laisser trainer un peu partout et a les corner dans mon sac... Fait avec un tissu fleuri vintage trouve dans une friperie.

1 comment:

Suzan said...

I am also a fan of "tiny happy" and Alexander McCall Smith. Your little bag is lovely.