Wednesday, February 19, 2014


G'morning!  I realize it's been awhile since my last post but I've been busy making this Artsy-Crafty Babe's Ava Rose Tote.  I first learned of this tote when I saw it here on  I placed my order for the pattern at Artsy-Crafty Babe's website and as soon as it was received, I made the first trial run tote.  It has since survived carrying bottles of water, been to various sports games, few vacations and it still stands as good as new.  There's plenty of room for really anything you could think of.  I just luv the silhouette and the size.  Here's the most recent Ava Rose Tote I made for my sister as she specifically wanted a black/white tote.

Ava Rose Tote by Artsy-Crafty Babe

I modified it to have magnetic closure versus a button closure (you can barely see it above the red interior pocket):

And added a key holder, too.  I saw this in a few fancy bags in a department store and thought it was such a great idea and started making these in all project bags:

And of course, I sewed on my label just to see what kind of feedback will come my way.

My motto this year is to "RID OF THE CLUTTER" which specifically is targeted towards my ridiculous fabric stash.  As each project is done, I feel a sense of accomplishment that a little bit of room was made in our little humble storage shed and another project is complete!

Did you give yourself a motto to follow this year?

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