I finally sat down this evening and got around to de-punking my maud. I just outlined stitched in sewing thread through the two layers of fabric around the paisley motifs that I had previously drawn and pinned. The stitches are reasonably unobtrusive so I'll be able to wear it again without risking an act of self-voodooism. I could even refer to it as the deconstructed Margiela phase (great website, incidentally).
I have also finished the felted jumper bag, or at least the embroidery and construction phase thereof. I am still stuck as to what to do about the handles. But more on that tomorrow.