Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Finally got one thing accomplished this week! This Bird Bag Flea Market Tote.
I was very motivated to get at least one thing done thanks to this weekly Thursday blog gathering : )
I love the gros ~grain ribbon stitched on the flap. I got it a few years back and have been hoarding it ; )
I know I've made a few bags and pouches with these birds but I like them and need to use them up ~lol.
I'll admit it was a struggle to get this one thing done. With all of us being sick and everything that a family needs to get done in a week I just can't seem to get more than a few things made. What's everyone's secret? How do you get so much accomplished? I still have things unpacked from last summer when we moved in (!)
I think I do best when I make lists of goals and scratch them off as I go. Now where's my scratch paper?....
Anyway here are the specs: this bag is made with a woven fabric that looks and feels like it's embroidered with variegated orange and aqua colored threads that 'go' with the gros~grain ribbon. I even scrunched some of the same ribbon onto the bottom of the bag, just because. These fabric collages are so fun to make. I free motion quilted around the bird in wonky stitching. The lining, which I forgot to take a photo of, is light beige gingham, and backed with batting. It's really squishy and would be fun to take to a flea market , thrifting, antiquing, or vintaging(is that a word?). I don't expect that it would hold anything too too heavy but your essentials and a few lightweight purchases. Like the buttons and buckles I found last week : )
I just remembered today while trying my best to take photos of this tote, that I used to make mostly larger things pre ~etsy, and haven't really since opening the shop, because it's so hard for me to get a good photo of something so big. I like being able to use my 'light box' and easily fitting in my little pouches and coffee cozies...It's been so dreary here for so long that I haven't been able to get outside for pictures, and I can never seem to find a 'good enough' wall, in decent lighting to hang one up. Any advice? Suggestions?