Friday, April 18, 2008

Strawberries + Gingham

I have been needing a new tote. Okay, not really. How about I've been wanting a new tote? Does that sound more realistic?

I've had the strawberry sheet on my mind all week. Must. Use. It. Up. In fact, I've used so much, I've started to use bits and pieces of the fitted sheet, which is worn in some spots, so not as usable as the pristine flat sheet.

Anyway, where was I? Oh, totes! Yes, I needed wanted a new tote, so I decided what is more summery than a strawberry tote with vintage gingham? Oh, it so reminds me of a summer picnic. I can barely stand it.


I lined the totes in a large, vintage gingham and placed a small pocket in mine. After I made one for myself, a certain little girl in the house declared she needed one, too. I made her handles from the gingham so she can tell them apart. I am certain that she would try to claim my larger tote if they were identical.

And then last night (after bedtime) I made some lounge pants for her. She submitted her request for a matching pair yesterday when she saw mine. I didn't have enough cuff space left to make her hem, so I trimmed it in some leftover vintage red-gingham bias tape.


Now, if we really get our 80 degree weather today, it might start feeling a little like spring and summer. Have a great weekend, friends.

21 comments:

Katie Jean said...

cute things! You sure are getting a lot of mileage out of those sheets!

I hope we get that 80 degree weather. Its already gorgeous here now!

Karyn said...

I am completely in love with those totes. The strawberries and the gingham are a perfect match!!

Cute lounge pants too!

Have a super weekend! :)

Emily said...

You are pretty smart about the gingham handles for the smaller tote! Great sewing!

kirsten said...

way cute! and WAY summery!

Tonya said...

The totes and the pants are great!!! That sheet looks different everytime I see it made up. I looked, without luck, this weekend for old sheets. Found lots of old buttons though : )

Stacey said...

That sheet has gone a long way! Awesome stuff! Have a good weekend. :)

laeroport said...

Should our next challenge be the full sheet challenge instead of the fat quarter challenge? You've done an amazing job with that - and you're making me wish I had a strawberry sheet to rip into. Paired with the gingham - just perfect!

FinnyKnits said...

Those little bloomers are adorable! I like them better with the gingham bias tape!

Really, so cute...

amandajean said...

ack! strawberry week just keeps getting better! those little lounge pants trimmed in little red gingham are just too sweet. of course, the matching tote bags are wonderful, too.

Anonymous said...

the only thing i could say about the whole strawberry week.......let's go fill that tote with STRAWBERRIES!!! i can't wait only a few more weeks! ME

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

As always- I love everything!! I am ordering myself a bias tape maker this weekend so I can make cute tape for trims too.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

What is happening to Spencer? I remember a time not too long ago she didn't want to dress like Mom!

hooli said...

Those totes are tote-tastic!
Also, way to stick with the strawberry theme.

utmommy said...

Love it!

I NEED a new tote too.

Lola said...

Strawberries and gingham! Couldn't be more spring than that!

Gail :) said...

Too Adorable! I love the little lounge pants ;)

Melanie said...

Love the tote. Red gingham sums up picnics for me too. We have a huge wicker hamper we've started using for picnics now I've taken the books out. I really ought to line and pad it in gingham.

I love all the things you've made from the sheet.

periwinkle said...

Totes are lovely and the pants are so cute... you will have to make her a matching head scarf too now to complete the outfit.
Lisa

Little Munchkins said...

That strawberry fabric is super cute!

I love totes too. Just bought some Japanese fabric with poodles this afternoon and plan to make some totes with them for some little girls.

Sue said...

Love the tote bag, love the pants, just adorable!!! The combination of the gingham with the sheet is perfect, such cute sheets.

melissa said...

I love the bag and the pants. So cute!