Leaving the USA for two months I am trying to minimize carry on luggage as I have two kids to keep an eye on at the airport too, so everything I carry has to be accounted for. I made this tote from the book Handmade Style by by Anna Graham from the sewing blog noodle-head.com. A friend of mine introduced me to the blog and this book is full of practical patterns that are super easy to follow. I increased the size of the pocket on the exterior as I wanted to use the width of the kimono fabric and I had to adjust the height of the bag to fit my 15″ laptop and it’s little padded pocket to keep it safe. At least it will make it easy to slip in and out when going through security! The zipped pocket on the outside can be used to store smaller devices like the iPad to keep the kiddos entertained. And the interior has pockets for the power supply, snacks and a water bottle. There is a longer strap with two handles as well, which I like the option of having. I love the colors and the combination of the kimono fabric and the linen interior, so let’s see how it travels.
|A beautiful purple peacock with its FabMo fabric tail – the purple is hand dyed, such a brilliant colour!|
|Puppy hat with felt detail|
|Here is Ms Bella|
|Silk patch scarf|
|Silk patch scarf with paisley details|
|Such beautiful velvet|
|This velvet is stunning – a fancy lunch tote|
|Leaf tote made from linen|
|Take one – a yellow underglaze with melted glass beads|
|Take two – a set of autumn leaves ready for some tea lights!|
|Front of the tote with the yarn inside|
|Back side of the tote bag with batik handles|
|poppypeach bags with the infinity scarves in the background|
|Silky hair bands for the younger girls|
Talk about getting organised… Here are some pics of my Domestic Goddess range that includes aprons, cushions, pincushions, totes and bags – whew! There has been a lot of cutting and sewing going on in my little craft room.
|A work in progress – this may have been a curtain in a previous life!|
Here are a few of the bags and totes that I have made from cotton/linen samples and even a sample from Missoni, super special indeed.
|The finished tote bag lined with cotton|
|A tote bag made from a stiff exterior fabric embellished with a pocket|
|A linen/cotton tote with Missoni fabric pocket detail|
These bags are amazing – I could only make a couple as the raw silk was the size of a curtain length and these bags are quite large, perfect for the market.
|Superstar raw silk bag with a gorgeous patterned pocket|