Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Fun in the Sun Bag

Several summers ago, I bought some simple canvas bags and fabric paint for my boys to decorate. Well, that never happened. The bags have slowly been transformed over the years. One bag has been sporting this cool rocket applique for over a year which holds pencil rolls and notebooks for the children to take to church and on long car rides.

This wrinkly bag has been sitting around in my stash since I re-discovered it a few months ago. The morning of the 4th, I had an idea for it. I just didn't have time to do it then.


I decided it needed a sunshine. A let's-run-out-the-door-grab-a-frisbee-some-water-or-juice-boxes-a-few-snacks-sunscreen-whatever-and-head-out bag.

I appliqued a yellow gingham circle on the bag and then satin stitched around it. (Well, after attempting to iron out those darn wrinkles first.) Then, with a water soluble marker, I drew the lines I needed to stitch. Then I satin stitched the lines and sprayed it with water.

The yellow doesn't stand out very much against the off-white canvas, but it still makes me smile.

8 comments:

Gem said...

Very summery and very cute!

erica e said...

very nice- perfect summertime bag.

miss chris said...

very sweet. so you, lera.

Chara Michele said...

Very cute!

Melanie said...

Lovely idea Lera. So neatly done too.

I had to do a meme today ...want to play some tag? You're it!!

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your Summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

Little Munchkins said...

What a great idea. Those calico shopping bags are so boring...might have to jazz it up too.

amandajean said...

how fun! you can never have too many bags, can you? and if you spray it with water, the wrinkles should come out. ;)

Karyn said...

EEEK!!! That is adorable Lera!