Being relatively new to the world of stitching I felt I had to do something simple, so I chose felt to work with so that I wouldn't take myself so seriously. I also wanted to do something whimsical because I work with children and read stories to them on a regular basis. I thought pulling a good book out of a special bag would increase the enthusiasm of my young audience. So I planned an underwater themed blue jean bag with a sea dragon watching over her horde, a seahorse with a little fish as it's friend, a dancing mermaid and a reading octopus. I have pleasant memories of my brief childhood years living at the beach and playing with seaweed. I always collected sea glass, shells, rocks and driftwood. So I chose buttons to represent these things. I put on one hardy shell too. I hope you like it! Oh and the inside is a dark green velvet, representing the depths of the sea, and it feels sensational as you grab for a book and it should settle the storyteller's nerves and mind a wee bit too.