“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Friday, September 10, 2010

Bloom in Gray, Pleated Shoulder Tote

I just love the color gray, but you know, there just is not that much gray fabric out there. I recently found this Paula Prass Woodland Delight fabric on sale and bought all of the .65 yards they had left (I try to only buy fabric if it's under $5.00/yard). It was destined to sit in my fabric closet, too precious to use, only to be pulled out when I re-organize things. I started work on a new bag and I really wanted to do something a bit different. I had this yard of black velvet ribbon I bought a while ago and I really wanted to use it. I pulled out my coveted Kaffe Fassett Brokade Floral Verdigris and immediately held it next to the gray Woodland Delight...perfect-a-mundo! The black velvet ribbon topped it all off...a sultry tote was born!


Bloom in Gray, Pleated Shoulder Tote. Smokey gray roses front a background of creamy yellow and turquoise lace from Kaffe Fassett Brokade Floral Verdigris. Paula Prass's Woodland Delight fabrics add to the dramatic effect. Large and curvaceous measuring 15"x16" with 17" strap (length, 34" overall). One large interior pocket and a magnetic snap closure. Accented with an elegant black velvet ribbon. Interfaced to add strength and durability. Fully lined, no raw edges. A very stylish diaper bag, book bag, overnight bag, or for everyday use as a generous carry-all. In the Shop!

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15 comments:

  1. Isn't so great when you find beautiful fabric and at a great price? Your bag turned out great!!

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  2. I love your bag. It turn out so beautiful.

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  3. this is so beautiful...that combo of fabric and color is stunning

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  4. Beautiful - love the design, and the fabrics you used!

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  5. Love, love the bag. Your fabric combo is just so yummy. Shame you don't ship international.

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  6. I immediately was drawn to the velvet ribbon, what a perfect touch!

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  7. What a gorgeous bag! That gray floral is just wonderful with the green.

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  8. I love it. I am so addicted to gray right now. So classy.

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  9. Is this for sale??? :-) I love it!

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  10. So pretty! And I'm not even particularly fond of gray. :-)

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  11. Great color combo! I love the wide band at the top. Very nice:)

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  12. I'm with you on the gray. I just can't get enough of it. The bag is so pretty and lovely! I really like the fabrics you used and how they go so well together.

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