Monday, June 17, 2013

ladybug picnic

I had a paper bag.  I kept all my quilting patterns in it.

home sewn tote bag

It finally got too ripped up to use anymore.

home sewn tote bag

So I sewed up a more durable replacement :)



chunky wooden button

Everything I used I had already in my stash, except the buttons.  They were so thick, I couldn't fit the bag, handle, and button all under the presser foot of my machine, so I had to sew them on by hand. 

Now all my patterns are neatly tucked away in their new picnic-y ladybug tote, perfect for summertime  :)  

{this project also represents more than a yard of long-time stash getting moved out and put to use - that makes me super happy!}
Linking up to Quilt Story, You Flew Tuesday, Show and Tell Tuesday, Freemotion by the River,
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22 comments:

Katie said...

Very cute! Did you follow a pattern or wing it?

Fiona Gregory said...

Oooo Allison that is so much better than a paper bag. Mine are in one too. What a great idea.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Just too cute... Love those buttoned down handles!

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

Sara said...

Ladybugs are my favorite so I had to stop by and let you know how sweet that bag is;)

Connie said...

What a cute bag and a neat button!! It is always great to use up some "old" stash! Thanks for sharing.
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The Sassy Quilter said...

Why I love ladybugs and picnics! Cute bag. Love the button.

trish said...

What an adorable bag! :0)

Toni Barsi said...

This is such an adorable bag! I love the ladybugs and those beautiful wooden buttons!

cinzia said...

MUCH better than a paper bag!I canthink of many uses for something like that!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

Cute and functional bag! win - win

Joanie's Quilts said...

Oh how cute is your bag!

Heather Feather said...

It's so cute! Your patterns are safe now!

Vera said...

Neat! It looks great and those buttons are lovely.

Lisa said...

Very cute and summery! This would make a great little purse too!

Lindsey Domer said...

This is SO cute! :) I'd love to have several of these to store craft supplies in. It would dress up my craft closet! :)

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Melissa Whitcher said...

Such a cute tote! I also love the header on your blog. :) We have a link party going on right now. I would love to have you link up this cute tote. Hope to see you soon!

Melissa
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Michelle said...

That's so pretty and cheerful -- I love it!

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Love the bag! :-)

Navy Wifey Peters said...

Cute bag! I love the ladybug fabric you used, and the wooden buttons are cute, too! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

Elizabeth said...

Super duper cute! I love your fabrics! And those pretty wood buttons are the perfect touch. What a cute place to store patterns! Congrats on a terrific finish and thank you for linking up!

xo -E

P.S. I'm singing that LadyBug Picnic song from Sesame Street in my head right now.

Dominique said...

Cute bag, and so much better than paper!