Well, I'm off to West Virginia tomorrow to Washington Romance Writers annual retreat. As I mentioned in a previous post, we are having a Moonlight Madness sale of handmade goods from our talented authors. I posted photos of the first batch of totes I'm selling and today I thought you might want to see the second (and final) batch of totes!
I'm offering another style of purse I haven't made in a while. It's from an old McCall's pattern. The purse is a nice size with a flap and magnetic snap closure. I made all of the purses (all 4) from vintage barkcloth. I used piping to give the purses a more finished look.
The tote on the left is made from a vintage feedsack fabric with books and roses--perfect for a writer to carry! I especially like the fabric on the tote to the right with the little kids playing dress up. I think it would make a nice diaper bag. THe big pink "mum" on the purse makes such a bold statement.
My friend Kathy gave me the romance-themed tapestry style fabric. I added outer pockets and vintage brooches for embellishment!
The lady carrying the veggie basket make such a pretty springtime statement! I used a favorite vintage button with fruit on it!
I made totes using as many types of vintage and new fabrics I own: hankies, towels, barkcloth, and feedsacks. I also used new retro and designer cottons with cowboys, horses, dogs, cats, and several other themes. I think theme bags have special appeal. I know I like carrying them! Don's forget to click on Georgia Peachez on my sidebar. MY BFF Suzy is selling my totes and her own at Richmond's Maymont Herb Festival! She posted some wonderful pictures of her offerings (and some of mine!) on her fabulous blog!