Did you guess what the potatoes and carrots were for?
They were used as stamps in a Batik workshop with Malka Dubrawsky . . . along with bell peppers, potato mashers, cardboard tubes and rectangle "stamps" and a few traditional wooden and copper stamps for batik. These are the fabrics I patterned in the workshop.
It was a great break during the unpacking and I know I want to do more of this. It was so much fun.