Saturday, August 9, 2008

Two Totes!

I've done a lot of fun sewing this past week and have put a lot of packages in the mail. It's been great! So great, in fact, that I need to make a run to buy boxes! :) Here are two totes that will head to the KC area as soon as I hit Staples.

First up, a Boo Tote! Kathie liked the fabs I used for Michelle's Boo, but asked for blue straps! Here it is!

I LOVE the blue. OK, I'm partial to blue anyway, but I love it! Here's a peek inside:

Same fab as the other. I stitched in a variegated blue this time. I even did a little stitching on the outside. I don't normally do that on a Boo... but the fusible interfacing I used on the outside did not fuse (thankyouverymuch), so I stitched it in. I'm the only one who would know it's just flailing around in there ... but I'd know. I feel better knowing it's secured.

Kathie also ordered a Super Shopper; she liked the assortment of fabs my Guide Dog for the Color Blind showed readers of the Ao4 Digest, so we went with those! I sent her this sneak peek as I stitched some final touches on the tote:

LOL. Aren't I helpful? :) OK, here it is for real this time, Kathie!

And the other side:

My Guide Dog for the Color Blind has been urging me to get more colorful; I think he's getting me there, don't you?

Here's a close-up of the quilting on the front:

I did a stipple/meandering stitch on the bag and a wavy criss-cross thing on the pockets. I used a slightly variegated pink by Aurofil. Here's the other side:

I was going to use pink straps on the Super Shopper, or maybe blue. Neither of my pinks worked, and blue REALLY didn't work. Fortunately, I just received an order I'd placed for some polypro webbing - and had ordered dark purple. It is THE right color! (Dave agreed.) Here's a look:

It's a great fit. You can also see the little touch of lining sticking up!

Here's a peek inside!

Isn't the fab dreamy? Here's the inside pocket:

You can tell by looking at the decorative stitching how subtle the changes are in the pink thread. But there ARE changes. At least to my eye there are. I didn't ask Dave.

Hope you like your new totes, Kathie! You'll have them by the end of the week!

Thanks for reading!


  1. Woo Hoo, w\two more great KZK creations. I am going to catch up with the "bag ladies". The purple straps are just perfect!!!

    Thank you.


  2. Oh, I LOVE the boo tote with the pup fabric. That might have to be our second project :)

  3. WOW!

    Mom is going to have to get herself a Super Shopper Bag!!

    Woo did great work - AGAIN!!!

    Khyra and Merdie

  4. LOVE BOTH!!!! Kathie's SS bag is AWESOME!!!!!!

  5. My Mom has this bag and she highly recommends it!



Thank you for stopping by; please leave a comment!