Saturday, May 31, 2014


I was asked a while back, if I'd create some tote bags for a sweet young lady. She needed them to carry around her craft goodies, piano lesson stuff etc. Her Mom gave me a few themes she wanted .... kind of a tote for each season.

Christmas ... This one has a red, green and white striped fabric lining.

 New Year .... The lining for this one, is a fireworks fabric.

 Valentines Day .... with a red and white polka dotted lining.

 St Paddy's Day ... shamrock fabric for a lining. Their Family is of Irish decent, so this was a must !!!!

 Easter ... a green lining with the daintiest red rosebuds on it.

 Summer .... Sunglasses and flip flop lining for this one. I just LOVE his cool shades !!!!

Happy Birthday !!! Little seed beads for sprinkles and a cupcake fabric lining !!!

These were made in the same way I make all of my stenciled totes. The canvas bags are from Hobby Lobby ... 3 in a pack, and don't forget to use your 40% off coupon !!!
I use the SEI Tumble Dye fabric paints ..... the color choices are great, and the color stays vibrant even after it dries and has been heat set.
Freezer paper ... available at any grocery store.
DMC, Perle embroidery threads .... whatever I have on hand.

These would make super cute end of year teacher gifts ..... that's if you're still in school wherever you live. We are (it does feel like we're the only ones at this point), but only until Friday !!!
Summertime is in the air .... I can feel it. The pace has already started to slow .... routines are noticeable by their absence ...
Ahh Summertime !!!!


  1. Those are fantastic!! You do such beautiful work :0)

  2. AND you even lined them... What a fabulous gift for anyone. Love them.