I'm up early on a Sunday morning and actually have plans today. Jimmy and I are going to a nearby church for the first time. It's a Methodist Church and we became interested in attending when we saw the gigantic pink triangle attached to the outside of the building, along side the word "WAR" with a huge X through it. This may be our kind of church.
Right now, I should be in the kitchen helping him make spinach dip to take to his family's 4th of July party. But first, I wanted to show you a new tote that I finished yesterday. I'm very proud of this tote for two reasons.
#1: It is entirely constructed from reclaimed materials. The front panel is a tee shirt. The coordinating panels, strap, and back are a lovely orange corduroy material I got from Village discount (yay for buying second hand). Then the interior was made from upcycled dinner napkins! Lovely!
#2: This is the first tote I've made that is "3-D." Normally, I sew a seam at the bottom of the bag and it's 2 panels -- front and back. For this tote, however, I got the idea that I wanted the strap to be one piece. So the strap runs from the bottom, up each side, and around to the bottom of the other side. Then the tote actually has a bottom piece as well, allowing it to stand up.
What this means: Perfect for school books, laptops, crafting magazines, large binders. This tote would make an excellent school bag. It's actually the bag I searched for in college! AND it's super durable as the corduroy is extrodinarily strong and it's interfaced all over.
So head over to http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5646056 to check it out!