Sunday, 6 March 2011

Apples & Totes

Welcome to another week of Show and Tell Monday and Handmade Monday

Slightly different had a request for a company apron from a friend, I love applique work and tried to replicate her logo style as much as possible, posting off today hope she likes:


As many of you know I supply tidy/laundry bags to a local girls' school but am always left with strips of fabric, usually make small tidy bags but thought something a bit different a craft tote, the centre is open and measures approx 7" X 5" has a stiffened base with 4 pockets around the outside, not a huge tote but ideal for carrying all those pesky craft tools and bits and pieces. I move tools etc from my workroom to use in my sewing room and back again normally leaving a trail of debris behind or mislay an item that I then spend ages looking for. The first one was a bit rough around the edges but serves it purpose and these are now the fine tuned product, will be adding to my website as they are made, random colours and patterns, ideal for a workshop/class situation as you can easily spot your tote. Also thinking along the lines of a pdf pattern with full instructions etc which I may post on my website and Etsy for those who like to make.



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16 comments:

  1. That is so sweet! I love those colors, wonderful job.

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  2. Great apron! I have a bit of a thing about aprons.

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  3. I love the colours in that tote :)

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  4. Want the apron. The colour is not of the norm which is always an added bonus as well!

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  5. Great apron and I love the idea of the little tote!

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  6. I can see that tote being really useful - and it's pretty too.

    Thanks for taking part in Handmade Monday x

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  7. Both products are fab. I love aprons but never think to wear one of the several I have!

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  8. The apron is a great idea but I like the tote the best. Could see them being a best seller. Is it also possible to make with thicker material for say gardening?

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  9. Love the fabric you have used for the tote and the finished product is brilliant and really useful.

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  10. I would love one of those for my boyfriend! Tried to get him some christmassy cooking stuff, but the shops were a bit dissapointing! Good job!

    K x

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  11. I dont own an apron, but that is lovely. maybe its something i should consider :) x

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  12. I love the aprons and the logo has turned out great as well * great work * :-)

    Francesca

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  13. Thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving your comments, all greatly appreciated.

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  14. Hi Caroline,, I love the apron, and I really LOVE the craft tote. Its such a great idea and so cute!!! Cant wait to see more.

    I hope you are enjoying some pretty spring weather! (()) gail

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  15. The craft tote looks great love the fabric you have used. The apron looks fab too.

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  16. I cart stuff back and forward from home to the Day Centre - waiting in hope for your PDF insructions! Nancy

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Thank you for your comments. I do appreciate the time and trouble taken to comment and will publish as soon as possible.