November 28th, 2007
I made this quilted tote bag for a Christmas gift this year. I’ve decided to not be so secretive and wait until after Christmas to show my gifts this year. It’s just too hard, especially since it means I have literally nothing to show you. I can’t remember who makes this fabric, but it’s a gorgeous canvas/cotton blend with such rich colors and imagery. It would be hard to make something ugly with it, I think. I lined the bag with a petite, black floral print and a bat pocket from the leftover blue fabric on the front. I splurged for the woven cotton handles, which make for a nice finish.
I took pictures of the process and plan to type up a tutorial for everyone, as I’ve had a few requests for tote bag instructions.
The weather is gray and cloudy today, but we’ve actually had a nice mix of sun. It’s the perfect time of year to cozy up with a fire and a movie, hopefully snuggling with someone you love. My house is a mess of laundry, as is usually the case after returning from holiday. I aim to get the house back in order, make an advent calendar (anyone have good ideas?), and put the Christmas decorations up all on Saturday. Can it be done? Hopefully, and even more likely if I can restock the coffee in the house before then.