Monday, March 14, 2011

Small Ruffled Tote

Here she is! My Saturday night project!
I have an awful problem...I make a lot of things and don't finish them....a lot of things. So this tote that you're looking at is quite an accomplishment. I started it AND finished it in one evening!

This here is how the project was inspired. If you want to make a sewer/crafter VERY happy, send her a box of fun fabrics for Christmas! One of my bestie-best-best friends (ASHLEY) sent me this box of fabric...along with a cute mug & hot cocoa :) Isn't that THE BEST?!? I've made some little things here & there with the fabric, but this is the first REAL project I've COMPLETED.

It's so girly - I'm totally diggin it!
I kept it simple - no pockets inside or snap - might regret not adding the snap.
I'm loving those tattered ruffles!
Let's talk about my new girl, shall we? I hit a few bumps in the road since the tote was kinda-sorta an experiment but it turned out pretty nice. The inside was supposed to be the outside & the the straps & ruffle were supposed to be the opposite fabric, but I kept truckin & went with it! I've been trying to come up with my own tote - one that's not from a pattern or someone elses tutorial & it seems like when I've tried, the straps are too long or the bag is too wide & not tall enough or vice versa. SO I think I hit the spot! I added the ruffle on a whim - and I'm glad I did. It's pretty & it's perfect!

What do you think?!

I'm linking up to Made by You Monday with  Skip to My Lou

Go there! Check out the other good stuff! :)

AND :) also to Mommas Kinda Crafty!
This is my 1st time participating in Fantabulous Friday!

Fantabulous Friday!

And I'm linking up to I heart Naptime


  1. I love it!!
    you are so talented in soo many ways ....God bless you!!

  2. I LUH-UH-OVE IT!!!!! Can I be a recipient of the next Saturday night craft project?!?!?

    (and, thanks for the shout out!) :)

    <3 u

  3. Awesome job Julie!! You have been inspiring me, over and over, and i thank you so much for that.

    Keep blogging! You are such an encouragement to me.

    Thank you deeply.

    *I wanted to share your bag & encouragement with the folks who read my blog. I hope that you're okay with it.*

  4. Oooh! I love it! You did a great job!

  5. This is a fantastic bag, the fabric is super cute and the ruffle looks great! What a fantastic Christmas you got!


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