You all gave me permission to make myself a new bag for the Creative Estates blogging conference. But, I may have gone just a little overboard! 🙂
I found this gorgeous fabric at Wal-mart- yes you read that right, Wal-mart!! And since it was not all that expensive I bought both color-ways of the canvas and both accent fabrics as well. So, I made my bag- extra large since it costs money to check luggage now days and I wanted to have room to bring things home. And I had fabric left over. So I kept making things. A notebook cover, a wallet, a business card holder (not pictured) a small notebook cover (not pictured), and three zippered pouches. By the time I was done, I was a little Too coordinated. But it was fun. 🙂
This is the wallet I made. I love this flower accent- it’s easy and it’s flat which keeps me from having to worry about it getting smashed. 🙂
This is the flower I made for the tote bag. I just sort of cut out random + shaped pieces at varying sizes, singed the edges and glued them together. No pattern, just kind of organic. I love how it looks.
And the final shot is my Little Miss with the pouch she allocated for herself. I used it on the trip to hold all the business cards I received, my business card holder and my little notebook where I kept notes on who I met where so I would remember them better. I’m so glad I did that because my brain is fried.
I do make these bags to sell, but I have not had time to put them in an Etsy shop yet, so if you are interested, leave a comment or send me an e-mail and I’ll be in touch about pricing and shipping.
I’ll be back tomorrow with some lessons learned from my first-ever blogging conference.
* Edited to add- I’ve decided to give this tote bag away. I owe you guys one big HUGE thank you for all your love and support! So, even though I used it for the weekend- one lucky reader will soon become overly coordinated herself. 😉 The give away will include the tote bag, notebook cover, wallet and small zippered pouch.
1. Leave a comment- you must be a follower of my blog, since this is a reader appreciation give away. (new followers are welcome)
2. For an additional entry- Like my facebook page, come back and leave a comment.
The give away will be open until next Wednesday April 20th! Good luck. 🙂
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