Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Ditty Bag

Recently I have been noticing many prim crafters creating Ditty Bags....looking at these bags, I thought these may have been used by women on the prairie as a small purse to carry....I was wrong on that assumption. The origin of the ditty bag was circa 1860 and was used by sailors to hold small articles such as tools, needles, buttons and personal items. These canvas bags had a flat bottom and were about 6 to 7 inches in diameter with a length of approximately 14 inches and closed using a drawstring which was usually made from twine. See picture below.

Do you see where I am going with this??? last Sunday I decided to make my own version of a ditty bag...only mine will be used for decoration...and all hand sewn...which is why this took me so long. 
Tell me what you think about this one?


I seem to be on this violet and bunny kick...LOL. I hung this on the wall to take the picture, and with the sweet annie tucked in between the violets, the sheer green ribbon is not that noticable...if you look close, it is under the button.

If you have a ditty bag you would like to share. Please send me a comment and post to your blog..
I would love to see more creations. Until next time....
Think Spring!!! 

1 comment:

  1. Janice, I LOVE your dirty bag you did and I LOVE the purple flowers and the prim bunny. If it needs a home you can send it to my home, LOL.
    I thank you for your sweet comment and thank you for joining my blog and I joined your as well. You are very talented and I LOVE the name of your blog too.!!!!!You and your sweetheart own your own antique shop, that is a dream of ours when my Husband retires.
    We love to go on the weekend and go to antique shops and we do buy!!!There is just something about the old past, I always tell my Hubby we were born in the wrong era!
    We love the primitive and colonial together. We have alot in common!

    I can't wait for your next post!

    Spring Blessing and Hugs,


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