Friday, November 25, 2011

Playing Nice.....

Don't you just love it when different fabric lines play nice together!!
Such as:
Ruby Star Spring and Echo!!
Last week I made a Nikki tote stealing borrowing the fabric idea from Kaelin. Oh my, do I ever love this tote!!
However, I find it to be a little large for my everyday purposes. So I decreased the size to 85% and started over......
Sadly, I didn't have enough of the Scattered Blooms in Agave, and I really didn't want to wait 3-4 weeks for more to arrive. But, I did have the Standing Stones in Teal. There was too much grey in the Stones, so I cut out the green only and used it for the back of the straps.
works for me!!
I also found the cutest buttons at Walmart of all places! I didn't realize until I got home that I purchased 2 different styles. Sheesh!!
Not wanting to go back, I put the same buttons on each side. This is a front and back button.
Here are the two totes side by side!!
They look quite close in size in the photo, they are actually quite different......well, I guess 15% different! I'm such a duh! some days!
I added an extra zipper pocket on the inside and a magnetic closure, as I had done on the first tote.
I think I am done with totes for a while. Now, on to the pouches I need to get done before December 9th. Oh, the pressure of it all!!

3 comments:

Toni said...

Both totes are awesome, Patti! And I love discovering two different fabric lines that look like they were made for each other. You did a great job!

Janine said...

I really like both your bags but especially the new one. I love those colours. And I think you got you best of both worlds with those buttons :)

Sana Saroti said...

Oh, they are absolutely awesome! I like that 2nd one just a tiny bit more and I see both button patterns in the bag - so they are just perfect!

3 comments:

Toni said...

Both totes are awesome, Patti! And I love discovering two different fabric lines that look like they were made for each other. You did a great job!

Janine said...

I really like both your bags but especially the new one. I love those colours. And I think you got you best of both worlds with those buttons :)

Sana Saroti said...

Oh, they are absolutely awesome! I like that 2nd one just a tiny bit more and I see both button patterns in the bag - so they are just perfect!