I found myself in great need of totes this summer. I needed one to take with me to church. I really needed one that could safely and properly contain the 2029 books we check out from the library every couple weeks. I needed one that would fit all our ridiculous swim junk . So a few months ago I got some duck cloth at TwinkleAnn for pennies and whipped these bad boys up. Then I pulled out my fabric paints and did some mighty fine printing.
This tote I used a wood mounted lino block that I carved into this zinnia flower design.
This chevron striped beauty is my new library bag. I didn’t take any pictures of the process, but I basically just used my quilt ruler to mark the zig-zags, and then masking tape to mark it off and paint.
And this last one my little gal helped me make. I REALIZE that for a pool bag it looks an awful like there’s snowflakes on it, but it was an easy potato-stamp design, and I’m a big fan of giving your children lots of opportunities to help make things we actually use. They feel so important!
Remember: not snowflakes. Cool/easy potato-stamp design.
I’m happy to say that our need for sturdy canvas totes has been filled. We can now travel to our destinations transferring the necessary junk with ease.