Thursday, June 21, 2007

My new summer tote

Am I the only one that has their best ideas in the MIDDLE of the night??? I woke up in the middle of the night last night with not one, but TWO ideas. The first was a way that I could move some stuff around in my sewing room to make it more effient (I did it and it IS more efficient) and the second was the applique/ric rac idea for this tote.



I have a ton of denim that I bought dirt cheap not long ago so I used that for the bag and used the last bits of my Flea Market Fancy fabric for the appliques. I used some of the thrifted ric rac from VV to outline the flower petals. Again I recessed the lining. I love the look but I'm still trying to work out the best way to do it.



I may need to make some more of these.

10 comments:

Katie Jean said...

Ooh very cute! I love the idea for the rick-rack

Sonja said...

I had a brilliant idea for a novel the other night. BRILLIANT! Number One bestseller, for sure. Of course, I now don't remember ANY OF IT. *sigh*

Bonnie D. said...

That is TOO cute. Ric Rack is awesome!

Felicia said...

All I know is I must write my brilliant ideas in my notebook or they're gone forever, ha, or at least until the next time I have the same brilliant idea :)

Your new design is totally cool! That needs to go directly into the shop because some one is going to want that for a back to school tote bag. Very pretty :)

lera said...

GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You were holding out on me, weren't you?!?!? WEREN'T YOU?!?!?!

Love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Did I use enough puncutation!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!??!?! Hmmm??????????????)

Cici said...

flower(rick-rack + flea market fancy) = adorable!

feli said...

Nope.I get them in the middle of the night too. and what a cool bag. :*)

Funky Finds said...

now THAT is freaking adorable!

Chara Michele said...

Such a cute idea! I love that bag!

So glad you found a more efficient arrangement for your studio! (Are you feeling a bit better about the space now?)

I have great ideas in the middle of the night, but if I don't write them down I always forget:)

jessi said...

I love the rick rack outline! What a great idea!