Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tote Bag

In honor of Natasha Burns' party, "It's All About Me" I made myself a tote bag. 


The tote bag is a heavy casual canvas, and I decided to juxtapose it with fancy bridal lace. I embellished it with a beautiful ecru bridal lace, sequined trim, beaded sheer ribbon, button hole trim, and white and off white lace that has a crocheted appearence. To sew these on the bag I used a jean material sewing needle. I also added a wonderful moirre rose.


I added my logo, "A Bit of Heaven". This bag will work great for carrying books, or my hand sewing, and embroidery. 

Be sure to visit Natasha for other links to "It's About Me".

Blessings,
Ele

45 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Your bag is fabulous Ele! I love how you've combined the canvas with the fancier bridal trims. You'll get loads of great use from it! Thanks so much for joining in, I'm so glad you did!

Pearl Maple said...

Darling bag to be toting our things around in, really cute with the lace trim.

Sue said...

Great bag! I also love a good bag, and enjoy putting together ones that are unique and special - yours is just lovely! I am sure you will get lots of use, when you're not being stopped in the street to find out just where you got such a beautiful bag :)

Sue E.

The Rose Room said...

Lovely Ele! Rachaelxo

debi said...

Ele, your bag is beautiful!! Love the mix of fancy trims with the casual canvas...fantastic!

LiLi M. said...

Oh that bag turned out beautiful Ele! I think it's so usuable with that heavy canvas so that you can carry everything and the beautiful romantic details like the vintage rose, for having something worth carrying in your hand! Love it!

Julie Ann said...

What a beautiful, beautiful bag! You deserve it!! :)

Lori said...

Ele, that is so pretty!!! i love a good juxtaposition...and i think this is a really really good example...the canvas mixed with all the pretty embellishments is SO gorgeous!!!

Sheila said...

Awsome job.. Very elegant and love the whte and off white combination.

Tami said...

Your tote bag is just fabulous! Love it!
Have a wonderful day!..xo Tami

Kai said...

I will not use the word 'elegant' even tho' it definitely applies. I will not use the word 'elegant' even tho' it definitely applies. I will not ... heehee! BUT IT IS EXACTLY THAT, your beautiful bag! Would never have thought to combine lace with the canvas, & THAT is why YOU are brilliant. (And ... yes, ELEGANT!)

KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, the work on this bag is magnificent. I bet you get allot of compliments on this bag.
Karen

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Ele, I love the bag so much! It is beautiful, the colors are so perfect! Great job :)
Hugs,
Amy

Connie said...

That is sooooo you, sweetpea! Just beautiful as you are, blondie! LOL
xoxo,
Connie

Charlene said...

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! You did a great job!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Lovely, lovely bag! And I really like the juxtaposition of the canvas and lace. Perhaps you should make them to sell, as well!

Zuzu said...

Love the texture contrasts and the moire rose finishes it beautifully! Always a pleasure to visit your blog.

:)
Zuzu

Karin said...

It's gorgeous!!I love all the trims you used and the one pink rose....just perfect!

Fete et Fleur said...

This bag is lovely!

Nancy

Elyse said...

ele!

OMG this is BEAUTIFUL!!! love it! enjoy YOUR bag! :)

xo
elyse

Cola's Cottage said...

Ele ~ I LOVE your tote! I have always wanted to make myself one, if we ever have another party like this maybe I will finally do it LOL! I especially love that you used ribbons, lace, etc. with canvas. It has a beautiful texture and I am sure you will get a ton of compliments when you use it: )

Hugs ~ Nichole

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

It's soooo pretty Ele! I wouldn't know how to begin to make a bag! ♥

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a beautiful tote! Love that you included your blog addy on it.

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

You have transformed the simple tote! Great work! Enjoy! Blessings.

Jeanne said...

This is the perfect tote. Love those laces and trims that you used. Great job!
xo
jeanne

vivian said...

beautiful work Ele! I have several tote bags, but none as pretty as yours!
hugs
vivian

❦TattingChic said...

That tote bag is lovely! I ♥ the pretty lace trim!

Coastal Sisters said...

Ele, this is just lovely!

LuLu~*xoxo

Jennifer said...

Ele Your tote is just beautiful!!!Hugs,Jen

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Ele, I love what you did with this bag...it's functional and very elegant!

Please drop for a visit if you haven't already..I've been out all day.

Hugs,
Stephanie

Gerry said...

Ele, I love making totes and I love your IT'S ALL ABOUT ME tote!
Natasha's one creative gal.

Gerry said...

And now, I am one of your FOLLOWERS

Marie Antionette said...

Its very beautiful.Lovely tote.XXOO Marie Antionette

Dogwood said...

Heavenly...absolutely heavenly. What a beautiful tote. It is so much more than a tote! I love it. I want it. Enjoy and have fun at natasha's party!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your bag turned out beautiful Ele! I love the way you combined the canvas with the bridal lace.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ele,


Your tote bag is gorgeous and I love how your have your logo and the lace trim, on it.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

sweetscarlett said...

I adore the way you combined the rough with the lace in your bag. Very pretty and practical, too!
Cheers,
Maggie

Caleen said...

This is beautiful.. Love canvas and the beautiful trims you picked out. Made it elegant.. Great idea..

Meg said...

Ele , I just love your bag. One can never have too many bags! Where did you get your logo printed on fabric? It is something I have wanted to get done for awhile and especially before I stock my Etsy shop. Have a great weekend. Meg

Simply Me Art said...

So Pretty Ele! Love, Love Love it.

Couture de Papier said...

ooo so pretty..

Shirl said...

Hi Ele, How pretty your tote is, I love the different laces you used and of course the pink fabric rose just really sets it off. Your Halloween swap in previous post is adorable too!
Blessing, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

natalea said...

love the tote Ele! xo natalea

Alison Gibbs said...

Ele what a lovely bag, useful for so many things.
You have added some beautiful trims
Alison

daylily777 said...

Beautiful tote! I love it.8~)
~Myrna Lee