New Summer Tote Bag Complete
What do you think of my “shabby chic” distressed wood background? Pretty cool, I know. But that’s my front porch and it needs painting – I have paint, don’t have the ambition.
The pictures I have incorporated into the design of my new summer tote bag are both from about 10 years ago. The photo on the front pocket is what I love to call “Maddog Mason and the Lollipop Kid.” The photograph was taken while on vacation at a seaside resort. My sons Mason and Shane are now 20 and 17 *sob* grown up and going away! Because the colors in the photograph blend with the colors in the fabric, the pocket doesn’t scream “Family Photo Album Purse!” (At least I hope not.)
The appliqued flowers are a wool blend, free form cut, the buttonhole stitch by hand, the applique straight stitch by machine. The picture doesn’t do them justice, they really “pop” in person and make for a cool three dimensional look.
Inside the bag I fused in a photo of my oldest son, Stosh, and I with a stringer of Channel Cats we caught on Sprague Lake. Real beauties!
That’s all the fun I have for you today. It is too dang hot to even think straight.
“A bird does not sing because he has an answer. He sings because he has a song.” -Joan Walsh Anglund
TODAY’S EXERCISE: Couch to chair in front of fan to kitchen for icy pops