Thursday, July 15, 2010

a little quilted tote.....

A couple of days ago I went to a wonderful fabric store and found some great fabrics that I wanted to work with. I could not find a pattern to do just a simple tote...so I played around a little and came up with this little piece.....and of course I had to make a card to go with it. This little set is off to someone, so I am really hoping she will really like it!




I loved the fabric with the cherries so much that I thought, heck, I may as well use it somehow on my card. I gathered the material on my sewing machine, then stitched it to attach it to the cardstock. I used one of my favourite stamps from Karen Lockharts collection...bowl of strawberries. Now checking out some challenges, I saw that Sir Stamp Alot has a great challenge this month: Lazy Hazy Days of Summer. So for me eating strawberries and ice cream on the porch in the evening spells lazy summer!

37 comments:

  1. How brilliant. You have made a beautiful gift and card. Elaine

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  2. So fabulous! What a neat little set!! So very summery and sweet!

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  3. It is beautiful!!! I am impressed at how quickly you have made this set, I would have drooled over the fabric a little longer,
    Angela x

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  4. Wow, wow, wow Christine - this is gorgeous! What a wonderful summer tote you've made and I love how you added the fabric to your card! You are a SUPERB sewer as well as cardmaker - you amaze me!!!
    Hugs, Danielle x

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  5. I can;t believe you mad this already. It is fabulous, I love it. The matching card is fab too. Someone is going to be very happy to receive this. (I have a little candy on my blog.) Marianne x

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  6. Wow TOTE-ly awesome - i love it
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  7. This is just gorgeous Christine. I love that tote and the matching card is beautiful. I loved the fabrics when you showed them on Tuesday and you've certainly done them justice. A beautiful gift.

    Kat xx

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  8. Wow, that was fast! What an adorable bag and card. You did a super job. Someone is going to love this. There is a bag pattern at this link in case you want to use it.
    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/05/charming-handbag.html
    I got it off of a post that Debbie Olsen did in May with fabric by Cosmo Cricket. The post link is here: http://debbiedesigns.typepad.com/muse_and_amuse/2010/05/early-bird-fabric-tote-and-gift-card.html
    So many projects, so little time....sigh!

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  9. Oh Christine you are so talented dear!!! I LOVED the fabric and now I REALLY REALLY LOVE the finihed product. I swear you do as many things as I do crafty.
    stay cool
    hugs, Janiel

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  10. Oh my word, you seriously NEVER CEASE to totally AMAZE me!!....the card and bag are GORGEOUS!! Wow, I could stare at that bag for hours.....so incredibly cute!

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  11. OMGosh how beautiful Christine!!! She is one lucky person!!! Have a wonderful day!!!
    Hugs,
    Rachel :0)

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  12. WHAT...... are you serious... I am sitting here with my jaw hanging down to my chest... My double chin is getting in the way..LOL.. this is amazing.. I LOVE this.. You knew that I would.. That fabric is so awesome.. Your card is amazing.. Such a great bag.. I am telling you girl you are talented... This is super. You picked the perfect stamp for that card...:) Keep the projects coming.. I am loving them all.

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  13. Wow, that came out perfect. Fabulous material, I think I should pick some up and you should put one together for me so I don't have to carry snowmen all summer. Love the matching card. So you!!!!
    Hugs xx
    Carolyn

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  14. Of course you made your own pattern!! You clever, talented girl you. Love it. And your matching card with the fabric ruffle, brilliant!
    What a nice job you did on both.

    Hugs
    Sue

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  15. Hi Christine

    What an absolutelty beautiful set, the fabric bag is lovely and with the matching card will make a wonderful gift.

    The fabric is really pretty, it is so difficult to find nice fabric in the UK now as the stores selling it are few and far between.

    Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

    B x

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  16. Oh WOW these are gorgeous Christine.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. Fabulous work Christine, the tote bag is just gorgeous. I really love all of those fabrics and how they work brilliantly together. Your matching card is divine too.

    Liza x

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  18. Oh my gosh, I would give my eye teeth for that bag, so my kind of fabric... hmmm yummy and your card is stunning to match. LOVE it Christine. Do you take orders? hugs Sharon

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  19. Hi Christine. This is fantastic. Can't believe you have got it made already and a card to match. Absolutely love this project and am sure it will be very well received and appreciated. Donna

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  20. This is fabulous, Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  21. This is gorgeous, Christine! Love the matching card too. IS there anything you can't do?? Just curious! Gorgeous work!

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  22. Stunning! What a fabulous idea to sew fabric on your card to match your beautiful tote!

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  23. Wow Christine whos a clever lady, thats quite stunning, love the bag and the card, its gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxxx

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  24. This is stunning Christine!! I so love what you did with the fabric to make the tote and use the fabric on the card!! Gorgeous!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous work Christine, love the fabric. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot.
    Pinky

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  26. Hi Chris wow Wee!! This is SPECTACULAR WORK, serious stuff!!Have you guessed Christine I adore it, and if that someone doesnt need it then I know a someone who does!! The Fabric is really quite special, I have noticed that alot of you ladies along way from us:( always seem to get hold of nice fabrics its something we dont get in the uk.
    Cant wait to see what you make next. hugs chris xx

    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge

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  27. The bag looks great and the card is so pretty. Your work is so inspiring Christine.

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  28. Hi Christine,
    These are so beautiful! They will be a perfect gift.
    Thank you for entering them into the challenge at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

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  29. Hello Christine, wow your tote bag is amazing it makes me want to get my sewing machine out and have a go myself. Your fabric is so pretty ~ Mel x

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  30. Christine, I love your gift set, you are so creative, the fabrics are scrumptious and so perfect with your bowl of cherries and I love the ruffle you whipped up, just beautiful, I can't wait for it to arrive, I will treasure it always. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  31. Beautiful!Love the bag and the matching card is wonderful! Thanks for sharing your summery creations with us at Sir stampalot this month!

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  32. Wow! You are so talented!!!! What an adorable tote! I could never sew like that. whaaaa! Such a clever card to go with it too!!!
    Hugs, Dena

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  33. I do envy you Christine your talent!! Gorgeous bag and card! Hugs Nilla

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  34. A stunning bag and A wonderful card , thanks for joining us at sir stampalot this month and good luck!
    Hugs
    Francesca

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  35. Your last two posts were too cute to pass by with out commenting but I forced myself. I had to stop here though. A matching tote and card! WOWZER! Fabulous! Stunning! I love them! Hugs, Lesley

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