Of all the commissioned tote bags I am making as thank you gifts for my crowd-funding campaign, one special request stood out. "Make something happy, whatever that means for you." The result is slightly different from the rest of the bags, and definitely a lot more personal. Ultimately I chose the word folly, to convey the joyfulness in foolishness alongside the foolishness of pursuing joy above all else. The bag is hand-dyed with all natural locally sourced ingredients purchased at the farmers market in my hometown. The bag was then embroidered by hand, which is a hobby / skill that I taught myself to keep productive during a period when I was bed ridden. Finally, the bag is decorated with brightly colored fabric paints. The bag is imperfect and strange, which I think suits its inspiration.