Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Inspiration With Totes


The sun is trying to give us some rays today... Outside of laundry and meals I am not planning on completing too many chores today... I will heading to the rec room as soon as I post to create a birthday card for one of Tom's granddaughters birthday coming soon...
One of the bloggers on my favorites list posted on cheap totes several weeks ago and I cannot find that post... so if you read this please let me know so I can give you the credit... http://cheaptotes.com/
The two totes I have in the pic have had a couple treatments and will be taken to the rec room for further embellishments of crinkle ribbons and junk jewelry or tags.... The two in the pic are 9"x12" with a long handle... These were a 89 cents and I purchased a couple mini ones for 59 cents { not pictured} that would be really sweet for favors or as a gift..or a sweet door knob hanger... I used a black fabric marker to free hand some French lettering and dabbed them with my left over coffee filter to stain this morning... They will make sweet little gifts... Really charming filled with Easter goodies and old book page shred... I also have in mind to try a couple for pillows by turning them the other direction for free handing and cutting the handles in half and a tie shut closure with a pillow insert.... I will make the inserts by hand and use poly...you could just stitch the cover shut and fill with poly and tie also for a several minute project... This cover will be a no sew project.... Adding embellishing can be your inspirations by free hand or stamping and use of stash you already have... A sweet presentation for pennies... A simple way of adding a touch of French without going to France...
The little totes were achieved by the drawing of inspiration from a fellow blogger as I many time do... and just add my style and personal touches....


3 comments:

Tracy said...

I need a tote like that to carry all of my school things back and forth from home...good idea!
warming up yet?

Diane Costanza said...

How nice to be the recipient of a tote handmade just for them! I love this idea, Marietta. thanks for sharing.

Diane

tammy n said...

A beautiful day here...with just a wee snap of coolness, but nice just the same.

I love a tote for magazines and such!

Have a great day!♥