Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Making Reversible Tote Bags...

 Making reversible tote bags is something I have done for decades.  I love the utilitarian aspect of a good tote bag.  It can hold so many things...art supplies, groceries, books, electronic gadgets, return items back to the store and the list goes on and on.
Pink toile is just dreamy.  The scenes of daily life and the stories that can be told just looking at this wonderful fabric.  A couple of removable fabric and lace pins.
 Fun Parisian themed fabric on one side of the tote.  Good sturdy webbing handles covered in gathered coordinated fabric to add style and strength for carrying those heavy loads.
This one has a generous pocket either inside or outside depending on which fabric you turn over.  This pocket on the Parisian side is embellished with a lace doily and a lace and fabric removable flower pin.  Spending time sewing.  Making gifts.  Making items to sell in my etsy shoppe.  This is my favorite way to spend my waning summer days. 
Christmas in August has been a very good way for me to get a head start on the busy holidays that always get too stressed and hectic to enjoy.  I feel this year will be much calmer and much more enjoyable.
I have my list and I am checking it twice. 

Now for dinner...I let the crockpot do the work today.  Country Ribs slow cooking all day and Bushes Baked Beans with embellishments (oh yeah...embellishments aren't just for crafting!) and homemade cole slaw will complete this last of August Summer dinners. 
I am thankful Irene was calmer than expected and I pray for anyone still suffering the effects. 

18 comments:

  1. Such sweet tote bags.
    And, hand-made by you.
    And, reversible.
    Wow...

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  2. Love those totes! Hope you had a good Birthday month. I did, It's sad to see the end of summer.....Oh, well, more sunny days on the way.

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  3. Your bag is so sweet and quite chic to boot. :-)

    How do you like cooking ribs in a crock pot? I've been thinking of getting one because quite frankly I'm a horrible cook. It'd be nice to toss in ingredients and have something decent to eat at the end. LOL

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  4. Your tote bags are beautiful! I so enjoyed viewing them this morning and thank you for your supportive words you continue to share. xxoo

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  5. These bags are lovely. I adore the crinkled/gathered look on the handles. Your meal sounds yummy too!

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  6. Your totes are so creative. You are my kind of cook. Looks like we are falling away from summer and those gifts will be needed when snow falls. Happy Falling! lol

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  7. So pretty! Love the doilie embellishment. Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

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  8. Your so creative!!! Beautiful totes. What a head start your getting on the Holidays.
    Have a lovely Labor day weekend my friend.
    Hugs Lynn

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  9. They are so lovely!!! I love that they are reversible. :) I'm glad that the hurricane did not cause too much damage for you - we escaped its wrath, as well. Happy weekend to you!

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  10. WOW, Sherry, these are totally gorgeous totes!!! What a gift you have for creativity, my friend--positively beautiful!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  11. This is so pretty! I love how it is reversible. Sharing it on Facebook.

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  12. love, love, did I say love? this tote xo

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  13. Ooh, these are very pretty. I love that you can turn them inside out and outside in ;). You have the loveliest ideas my clever sweet friend.
    Hope the sun is shining in your pocket of the world too.
    Have a happy h a p p y weekend xxx

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  14. Love your tote. You certainly are getting a head start on the holidays! Can I come to dinner, it sounds so yummy!!!!!!! :-) I'll do the dishes. Have a great weekend and stay safe!

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  15. You do a beautiful job making your reversible bags!

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  16. Such gorgeous tote bags!! Your new ideas and endless creating never cease to amaze me! Kath

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  17. I love these!

    Ciao Bella!


    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  18. Love your bags. How nice to be able to have 2 bags in one. Love that.
    Keep on creating. You are a definite inspiration.

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