Friday, November 07, 2008

Picture of Giveaway

Patricia has received her giveaway package and has an excellent picture here. I really enjoyed making this bag. It is based on The Essential Tote by Lazy Girl Designs. It was my first tote bag to make from scratch. I've put together some bags that were kits that were partially assembled. This tote pattern is SO easy. Of course, I did my own thing. I had some blocks left over from the Purple 4 Patch Stacked Posies and used them and I love the way it turned out. I even used some of the leftover sashing. I even used some of the leftover blocks for pockets on the interior and I used two blocks and made yo-yos with buttons in the middle to decorate the bottom pleat that made the bag sit flat. I had seen SOMEWHERE to do it on the outside instead of the inside and I really liked that idea. Sorry, my camera was acting up and that picture didn't turn out. I didn't know if I could use a block and make a yo-yo and now I do! I BELIEVE in using what you've got. This has given me ideas to make more bags using orphan blocks from other projects for Christmas gifts for all my girls.
Lindi, if and when you read this would you email me your mailing address. I have a surprise for you.
God's blessings be upon you,


  1. Your bag looks fabulous, Marilyn. What a great idea, using those blocks. They work really well, don't they.

  2. It's a great bag. After all these months of seeing many great bags on the blogs that I read, I've still not made one single bag. I really ought to get with it.


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