First, I want to say thanks to everyone who supported me last week with the “sale”. It was nice to get a couple of totes sold and feel like I have some momentum pushing me forward into the upcoming season. I wanted to share some of my newest “makes”. The first is a tote bag for my Aunt. She is a cowgirl down to her toes and wanted me to make her a bag that reflected that. Well, home dec fabric doesn’t usually come in “horse” (at least not on the bolt at Joann’s) so I had to look at the cotton. I actually found this fabric and thought it just screamed my aunt’s name. I was worried about the cotton not having enough body for a tote bag, so I used black canvas and just inserted the cotton on a panel inside two strips of plain canvas. I really like how it turned out. It opens up a whole new set of possibilities for designs on tote bags and it’s something I have wanted to try for a while so I’m glad I had a reason to finally sit down and do it.