If anybody had said "Polly you'll crochet a top for your stooly bin thing" a month or so ago I woud have sighed in dismay cos alas I could not crochet a stitch. However thanks to the patience of talented friend (A), inspiration from the super gorgeous Woodandwoolstool, and an old bag pattern from a fab 70's Golden Hands magazine ...I did it.
Boys of course think the flower a tad unnecessary but it hides the hole in the middle where I haven't yet mastered the crochet magic circle method. Anyway tis nice and soft for their buts cos its crocheted in Rowan Purelife organic cotton. The colours are really unusual ( I used lipstick tree/brazilwood and quebracho cuba) and are the result of natural plant dyes. Pleased to report already been in the washer and the tumble dryer with no ill effects.