Monday, April 20, 2009

I'm Back! Small Project

Tax season seems to take more out of me each year. The older I get the more exhausted I feel when it is over. I think I need more vitamin C!

I managed to get the totes finished. I made four totes in all. Two of each of these totes:

They actually look better in person. I sewed the circles on the tote and added petals off a silk daisy plant and a button in the center. The tote is made of brown duckcloth, with rick rack at the top. Joann's didn't have much of the pink cotton webbing. Only enough for two. I bought some white thinking I would dye it, but got impatient and just used it the way it was.

There is a problem with these four totes! My husband pointed out I have never been into a grocery store and come out with only four bags. So True! I purchased some more duckcloth to make more. I think I will make these a little larger. These will hold quite a bit though and I don't like over stuffed bags, so I wait and see how I feel in a little bit. A Kroger employee seemed to think they were cute when I stopped by there for a few items.

Son #2 (Brandon) and his girlfriend visited this past weekend. Julie and I made a little gift to give her student teacher "teacher". She will be graduating in May with her Masters in Education and will teach next fall.

Again I wish I could have taken a better picture. The colors are off. I think it turned out great - I hope the teacher likes it. While we were at it, I made one similar to hers. I think I will take this to the office. I have no idea what the white spots are on the letter F.

Time for me to go to bed! Be back soon!


ANIB-SHO said...

Dear Ma- where is my frame? Is Son #2's g/f getting all my benefits now? I see you had no problem using my wedding party invites to decorate the teacher frame... ha ha. Anywho! Love you! Super cute stuff!

Brenda said...

Great job on the bags.
We also love skittles.

JulieAnn said...

Amber, Of course I get more...I visit more often! You should do the same! hahaha wait, you're all the way in should move back!!! I'm sure Jacob won't mind. Cindy, your F looks great!! Are the white spots on the actual F or just in the picture? Thanks again for helping me! Love you and Junk!!!