Friday, December 25, 2009

Bags & Totes

Hopefully, everyone has opened their Christmas presents and are enjoying the various totes I made them. I made bright book bags for my grandchildren out of bright fabrics.
I found this bright sea flora to line the mermaid bag. I used the small sea life panels to make large pockets inside the bag.
I lined the truck bag, with this bright emergency vehicle fabric to line the truck bag, and left over fabric from the front to make the inner pockets.
For my daughter and DILs, I made fun beach bags out of batik fabrics.
Used contrasting fabrics to line the totes and to add large pockets inside.
Two more totes for gifts:
And the contrasting insides:
I drew Chrissy's name for the 12 day swap on Art Venturers group. For the large gift, I made an art tote out of purple & blue batiks.
To liven it up, added fun fibers and beads. Added large shrink plastic beads I'd made earlier and some purple polymer clay beads I'd received from Rachel Bland in a bead swap on ccswaps. You can see them in this close up photo below.


chrissy said...

I still can't get over how beautiful the bag is you made for me. It truly is one of the best gifts I've ever received. I wish that I was into sewing!!! Not that I need another hobby, but I would love to make things like this. Have you ever thought of making these and selling them?

Rosie Rowe said...

Carol, how beautiful! I love the mermaid bag most of all - I bet your DGD did too!!
Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card which arrived on Xmas Eve! xoxo
Happy New Year to you!