Had a great weekend doing things I love. Gardening, knitting, reading and even some sewing. Thought I'd share a couple of the things I sewed up this weekend. The above tote is made from thrifted fabric I posted about a little while back. For some reason I didn't think I had anything that would coordinate with it. Then I found this lovely teal cotton in my stash that a friend had given me years ago... My favourite detail with this tote is the inside pocket. It's only attached to the tote at the top edge. The next time I think I will make the tote larger, though. This seems more suited to being a purse than usable for books or groceries.
The next photo shows how I put to use some bamboo handles I recently picked up at the thrift store along with fabric I love and have admired in my stash for far too long. (Of course Nicola will recognize this fabric as it is what I made her birthday gift from last year...)
A peek inside shows that yes, I had to do the pocket thing again. I just love having pockets to hold my keys separate from the main compartment ( I don't like having to empty everything out in the mad search for the keys at the bottom!) I still have some handsewing to complete on the other weekend projects before I share them online. Hope to soon show what I whipped up using those thrifted sweaters that I felted.