Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Back to totes

Last night we decided to take the dogs to the beach for a swim. The sunset was breath taking although my photo doesn't do it justice. Note to the far left of the photo my two stupid dogs waiting for Joe to throw a stick.



Back to shash busting. So far the best way I can think of to make a dent in my stash is tote bags. I decided to try something a bit different and recess the lining a bit.



I was so thrilled with the outcome that I decided to try to recess the outer fabric, not quite a successful on my first try but I think I know what to do next time.

In this case having so much fabric laying around paid off. There is no way that I ever would have thought to line that tote with gingham but the gingham was laying on top of the Alexander Henry fabric and when I saw the two of them together it clicked. Lining.




I think I'm going to look through some books and magazines later to get some new ideas.

10 comments:

lera said...

I love them. What a great idea to recess the lining and the exterior!

Tracy said...

Karyn, those look great! I love the recessed lining, too.

Cici said...

i love the recessed lining!

linda said...

There have been a few times when just throwing random fabrics around has been a good thing when I look down and see a combo I wouldn't have seen otherwise. Your stash has got to be getting smaller with all the totes you've made. The recessed lining is a nice twist.

linda said...

oops. That was me.

Felicia said...

Excellent Karyn. Some of my creatures have come about because of materials touching each other in my stash :)

Tracy said...

Beautiful bags! Super with the recessed lining...and love the fabrics...Happy Summer!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

LOL--I love the sunset and how your dog's tail is curled in silhouette! Your totes look fabulous and I like the recessed lining--but I especially like the one where you reversed it, creating that little border of the lining to show on the outside! very nice! Don't you love the happy accidents and how sometimes colors and fabrics just seem to "fall together"? Yeah!
Smiles, Karen

Chara Michele said...

I love the fabric on that first bag! The recessed lining is such a great idea! :)

Sonja said...

Very good busting! Way to go!