First up: um, wow. Thanks for all the very kind words about the Wild Stripes blanket. I just adore those colors together--wish I could take props for that, but they belong to the designer of the pattern. But I'll gladly take the credit for the knitting (and knitting and knitting...whew).
On the bag above: I started the drawing and painting for this 'patch' last summer (I made it at the same time I made the matching one for a friends bag), but never got around to finishing it. Until this week, that is (which is apparently my 'week of finishing things'). And yes, the ribbon trim says 'Love". How fun is that? (And for those that might be curious--I used gesso, acrylic paint and a sharpie on canvas fabric).
(Bummer. This room has the worst lighting in the house. but you get the idea, right?) It's a HUGE bag, but I intend for it to hold dolls clothes, which we have lots of. This is all part of my grand master plan (I have lots of these! Ha!) to get some less-used toys out from underfoot and up on bags and hooks. We'll see if it works.