Sunday, February 15, 2009

Finished Lisa's Tote Bag with a Surprise...

I finally finished Lisa's peace sign tote bag and Sabrina decided we should make her a little journal to go with it. I love making these. I don't use a pattern, just cut the shape out of newsprint. The handles are rolled and hand stitched with embroidery floss so that they are soft and comfortable to carry a heavy load. The outside of Lisa's tote is a giraffe print batik in black and white and the lining of the bag is the same Kaffe Fassett print that the peace sign is made from - it's pretty funky. I really like how this came out.

I really need to make myself one to lug around my book, sketchbook and camera. Oh, that's right - I did make myself on - and even I used it ONCE -- until it was "claimed" by Sabrina. I've made three of these now - and not one hangs in my closet. Yes - I think I will make one for myself.
Enjoy your Sunday. Oh, and Sunday Stitches will be posted later today.
My Wish for YOU Today:
Laugh as much as you breathe
and love as long as you live.


*~tabby~* crooked heart art said...

hey girlie
that bag is the bomb!!!
and sabrina's idea of making a journal to match is perfect-
lucky lisa-i see enjoyment in every use :)
enjoy your day
x's & o's

Vicki W said...

The bag is terrific and the journal is a great little surprise!

ACey said...

I love the way the prints evoke a sense of spontaneity. It's easy to imagine grabbing one's favorite must-have items and breezing out for a day at large...

3rdEyeMuse said...

yep, you seriously need to make one for yourself - it's such a perfect shape!

Lisa is going to do an extra happy happy dance when she gets her goodies. :)

Talking Horses Arts said...

Hi there girlie! Love the tote!While you are out there making totes..make some never know you know!!!
(what happened to the mod podge?..Lol)

paulahewitt said...

this is great. i am going to make one for myself. I love the matching journal too - a great idea

sewkalico said...

Both the bag and the journal look fabulous!!

Lucy said...

What great pieces, totally fun! The prints & design are so lively, and the journal makes a perfect companion piece!

Mary said...

Love the tote! I don't think you can ever have enough totes - so why haven't I made even one for myself???!

Pursuing Art... said...

OMG...totally purple here!!!

You KNOW how much I just LOVE LOVE LOVE my tote and my journal! It is to die for and what a show stopper it is! I know, when I'm out and about with it, it will catch lots of comments and get rave reviews!!!

Lisa was doing the *HAPPY DANCE* and still is!!!

Hugs to you my friend...~me

P.S. I will be posting soon too!

Cestandrea said...

Wonderful, Cathie! Love the combination of patterns, eye-candy:)

TattingChic said...

What a gorgeous bag and journal! Love it! :)

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