totes and shopping

At long last I can reveal one of the two new tote bags I have been working on! Do you remember a little while ago I made one like this for myself as a test? I handstitched it which took a long time, but I was very pleased with the finished tote and it gets used all the time. The two I have since created I have machine sewn to make them a bit more durable and hardwearing but they follow the same style. This is the first one, in soft light blue denim with a fern green cotton lining. It has a felt circle embellishment on each side, one incorporates a complementary fabric and the other has a handpainted leaf motif. Great for holding all your essential everyday items and lots of shopping too. This one will be listed in my etsy shop shortly! Yesterday I had a great day out with my sister and Holly, we went to a wonderful fabric shop in South London and as you can imagine came home with lots of bags! We even drove so that we wouldn’t have to carry everything back on the train! I stocked up on my essential items and got some more fabric for Hollys quilt, and also the wadding for the inside which I was very pleased about. I also got some gorgeous fabric that I am going to attempt to make a skirt out of, scary but exciting! : )

8 comments:

Katy said...

wow - they look fantastic!!!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Oh so pretty! I love it.

Victoria said...

Very pretty, love its simplicity. Perfect!

Gillian said...

Absolutely love this tote bag - its fantastic! Love bags that are comfortable to wear - I'm sure these will fly off the shelves!

Annie said...

Lovely totes Pic, with the lovely little touch of Pic

Angie said...

I really like the leaf detail that you have on it :)

Hey Harriet said...

This new tote bag is lovely! And the shopping trip with your sister sounded fun. More fabric to play with. Yay! :)

earmark said...

oh no, you are making bags! I am in trouble now!! :)

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