Hope you had a great weekend. I certainly did. Not sure how i pulled it off, but i managed to be social, restful and productive all in one weekend. My first Yoga lesson (finally!) followed by an afternoon tea and shopping with my best girls on saturday. And, i took two-hour nap on sunday ~ i might just rate it as the best nap i have ever taken. I also made progress on a few new projects. Not bad at all.
I spent numerous hours making a mess in my studio and i'm finally getting around to show you my new weekend tote design. I'm thrilled with the result. This bag is inspired by Marlynn weekend tote. A tote bag with zipper closure, leather handles and lots of inside organization (very much needed).
It's a simple tote bag with four slip pockets finished with two magnetic snap closures, but the thing i love most is the sky Hydrangea print paired with the gorgeous sky blue polka dot linen. Boy, do I love that print. I've been hoarding it for a while now.
I added a Japanese batten lace (i've collected it for years) for flare. And finished it off with a pair of beautiful leather handles.
A small clip can also be found inside ~ perfect for clipping on keys, trinkets, etc. A secret layer of quilt batting is stitched inside, for added fabric reinforcement and a bit of padding.
The rest of the Japanese batten lace (from the front) embraces the back of the tote bag. I hope the photos tell the story a little better. I foresee a few more totes on the horizon. Everyone loves a good weekend tote bag, no?
My morning coffee calls....
Happy Monday to you!
Love to you and yours!