The way I read art and craft books is this: I leaf through them, open them randomly at random moments, and absorb the contents. I look at patterns but I don't actually use them. I use them as an optical guide (posh way of saying "eye-balling"). Some might say I'm impatient; I say I'm prone to free-style (tomato, tomahto!) Anyway, this little bag was inspired by Esprit de famille, the book pictured in a post below. It was cut from a tea towel from Ikea. There was a whole bin of them at 49 cents each.