It's "Rainy Season" in Japan, the time of year when we have more rain than usual. So far, as every year recently, we haven't had a great deal of rain. What we've had is hot, wet and sticky days with occasional showers - making it extremely difficult to get any laundry dry.
The frogs in my garden love it. You should hear the cacophony when it starts raining! Last night we were treated to a little frog show when I spotted a little tree frog right outside our window. We were able to observe it from behind the safety of our fly screen. We all get jumpy when frog gets jumpy.
I can't get enough of frogs it seems. I picked this little piece out of the remnant bin too. It's only half a meter so I am not sure what I will do with it yet.
Being a rainy morning I had some time to make a few of these frog drawstring bags, in what I'll call medium size. They're great for stowing treasure; small toys that came without a box; collections or things you want to keep together, or even to take on the road.
The frog fabric by Kokka is strong linen and cotton. The bag has double stitched side seams, serged raw edges and a single drawstring to close or hang up. 10" x 12"
The girl's ones will be available later. For now I have three in my shop.
Little Guy really wanted me to photograph his blocks, he'd made a huge castle with turrets and windows. We worked on it together for quite a while as I went back and forth from the sewing machine. In the end he agreed to hold the bag but not hold still and to let a couple of blocks pose for the photo. He is wearing the very first bag I made for myself about 5 years ago. I'm sick of it but something about it keeps catching his eye.