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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 19 April 2015

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Bag

I just spent a whole rainy Sunday pottering. And very nice it's been too. I did this and that in the morning, enjoying getting sidetracked 1,000,000 times, but this afternoon I looked at a very rough bit of harakeke (New Zealand flax) weaving I did when at Tech, and decided I wouldn't hiff it after all.
Using a piece of soft black leather to hide the rough top edge, and some yellow material to line, and a belt I will never wear, as a strap, it has become in interesting shoulder bag, and also happens to just fit my laptop!  It's not perfect, but very little in this world is. I am rather pleased with it!


  1. Looks good to me.

  2. That's not a lazy afternoon. Procrastination is hard work.
    Great bag and a notebook fits.

  3. Now if you could just produce a lot of these as rapidly as possible (outsource? assembly line?) and as cheaply as possible (made in Taiwan? Cambodia? Mexico?) you could make a fortune selling "Kate's Laptop Bags" online. These could be the new "must have" item on six continents. Your future is semi-assured!

  4. You clever thing! Not only did you make it, but you also invented the laptop case.

  5. Thanks everyone. Sounds like a lovely idea Robert.
    Cro, the only trouble is, if I went out of the country with it, I would probably not be allowed to bring it back in again, being plant material. NZ is very strict.