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Thursday, June 01, 2006

I give you The Cassowary Bag!!


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What is a cassowary??? I hear you say. Well! A cassowary is a prehistoric looking bird that lives in Queensland, Australia. It is endangered, doesn't fly, and is, well, pretty ugly. Anyhoo, a woman I work with has been doing a lot of work on the cassowary and as a result she has plenty of maps of the region where it lives. Given she's been eating, sleeping, and dreaming cassowary so I got one of her old maps and made it into a bag - hence the cassowary bag!

I sandwiched two maps between two layers of clear pvc/vinyl.

I don't know how sturdy it would be, but it was my first attempt at sewing pvc so I didn't want to make it too complex. Even the handles are part of the map...
I'm pretty pleased with it. The only problem was that the map got pretty crinkled when I tried to turn it inside out. I'd probably do side seams a little differently next time for that reason.

7 comments:

Julia said...

WOW! I'm totally into maps:-)
What a cool idea, great job!

Funky Finds said...

This is awesome! Nice work :)

Kitty Kitty said...

That is awesome! I actually bought an LV about 12 years ago that had a travel map of Paris done the same way as a back pocket.

arabella said...

that is awesome! looks great! I love all things map.

lisa c said...

Good job, this is my kind of bag : )

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Jejune said...

That bag is just stunning! My husband is a big fan of maps, especially old ones... I must give your idea a try!