Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Bloggy Market Bags

As those of you that know me know, I get quite tickled with myself when I do a project that I really like. I am really please with these market bags I made for Janae and I. Isn't it great when a project turns out just as you envisioned it?!
What conversation starters these are with our blogs headers and addresses on the front!
Janae's looks really good because of the size of her header. I made a small ruffle out of a blue-green polka dot fabric that I got like 4 yards of at Goodwill for 1.99. I'll say it again...I love Goodwill! The fabric reminds me of a Cath Kidston  fabric. The color is so perfect for both Janae and I. The bags are white canvas bags from Walmart--3 for 5.97! (okay, there are times when I love Walmart too) I  was inspired by Sissie's blog here and by The Polka Dot Closet here.
I was really happy because Janae came over after working the night shift at the Pharmacy and saw her bag for the first time.  My designer purses daughter loved her bag so much she said she may even use it for a regular purse! That made it worth all the work.  Though honestly--they weren't that much work. I am so pleased Janae liked hers.

I learned through trial and error to use the Avery transfers for cotton fabrics for the blog headers..because otherwise the photos don't print well onto the canvas bag. For the blog address I used an Avery transfer for light fabrics..which I had to print mirror image.
On my bag I made a longer ruffle because my header is not as large as Janae's. I also "turned up" my ruffle attachment to do the most gathered ruffle it will do. I like it though it almost makes the bag almost heavy, and it uses a lot of fabric.  I can't imagine that you would ever want anything more ruffled than that so I am glad to know the attachment will do that full of a ruffle.
When I am not using my little market bag I plan to hang it in the entry right next to the door.

Better start planning the next ruffled project--have a great week!

26 comments:

G Inspires said...

These are so pretty and neat! Thanks for sharing! Loveing all of your ruffle projects!

Peggy said...

The bags turned out really lovely! Thanks for sharing - what a great idea, Peggy

Mary Ellen said...

What a great idea using your blog header on your darling bags!!! I really need to update my header before doing something like that but I love the idea!

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bee blessed
mary

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the ruffles, they really make the bag so adorable. Janae must have loved hers when she saw it.

~Shanon

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing! It's darling!

cathy@home said...

I think they are really cute, love it.

jeanetteann said...

Oh How beautiful. They are so pretty. I am going to try my ruffle foot tomorrow,finally. Wish me luck,I hope my frills turn out as nice as yours. xx jeanetteann

sissie said...

What a great idea. I'm sure that any blogger would love to have one of these. Love the ruffle and the rosette....the perfect touches.

hugs
Sissie

Grandma Carolee said...

These bags are perfect...beautiful & so personalized. Now I need to see a picture of you and Janae' holding your bags together. I think all of my "grandmother friends" would love one of these.

BECKY said...

What charming totes! And what a great idea to put your info on it!! Just lovely! And the ruffle just makes them. I like Goodwill, too, but I seem to do better at some of the other thrift shops in our area! Just love me a good thrift shop. Period. :o)
Have a great day!
Becky

Abby said...

What a lovely idea! Love all the ruffles!

Zaa said...

SUch a lovely design, created from the heart...Thanks for sharing ..Hugs

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

L:OVE your bags! beautiful job. and I love the Goodwill too! Blessings, Debbie

Magnolia Cottage said...

Your market bags are beautiful! What a great idea!

Lisa

koralee said...

Oh my these are so so pretty....love good will too. xoxo

Lorraine said...

Those would be so pretty even without the blogger header, but even cuter with it!! Great idea! Happy White Wednesday!! ~Lorraine

Janae said...

I Love mine!!!!

Janae said...

Thank you soooooooooo much!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

What a wonderful idea and so pretty!

Heather Jacob said...

I love these ..... soooooooooooooooo gorgeous ... I want one !!!!!!! hugz x

Beverly said...

Oh my!! What a great idea. I am going to look for those bags when I go to walmart. I may have to ask some questions about the transfer, as I have never done that, but I really want to do this.

Inspired by you said...

What a great idea! They both turned out lovely.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Fabulous! Using your header, I have to say I love my ruffle foot! How sweet of you to give me a shout out, love these bags, oh the possibilities!!

Carol

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

What a cute idea to promote your own blog and have a little shabby bag! I love how they look, I have never done a transfer though~you make it look easy.

Honey at 2805 said...

What a clever and creative idea!

Thank you for sharing this lovely post at Potpourri Friday!

ullash said...

I love the vintage look of the t-shirt transfer method. Your bags are adorable!


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