How to: sew Kendime Saklamam's Suspicions Bag
I recently discovered Wild Poppy Fields, the online diary of the very crafty Turkish blogger Kendime Saklamam, and now I'm extremely curious about this unsung country of handmade wonders.
Kendime's tutorial for Suspicions, a small bag with a scalloped flap, comes with a full English translation - the lady is obviously quite brainy, as well as skilled in the ways of DIY. Plus, there are some truly excellent step-by-step photos.
Kendime originally made this sweet gift for a friend who'd been the victim of repeated petty thefts at work. By carrying this cute bag with her as she went about her business she could be stylish and secure at the same time. Here's a link to Kendime's blog post about the creative process behind this bag - and here's the full how-to.
I love how this crafter mixes prints with fearless abandon, and the scalloped flap is perfectly on trend - plus I love her generosity in providing English translations of every single blog post, so that we Anglophones can get in on the craft fun!
What's your favorite crafty frontier? Tell us all about your DIY discoveries in the comments section.