I really meant to share these gorgeous new totes earlier as these two prototypes sold out pretty quick at my retail location, Nest Interiors. This idea has been a longtime coming. I bought a similar tote a couple years ago and use it like crazy for daytrips. I wanted to recreate it but with my own spin. I ended up finding a pattern in a book we sold here at the store. Funny how that happens, it sat on the shelf forever; I picked it up and knew that was the bag. From there, it still seemed forever to have the pattern enlarged at a copy store. The fabric, too is from last year's trip to the Houston Ikea. Once all these parts and pieces came together, I realized I hated how the pattern came together. Technically, I thought it would fall apart with heavy use. So, I modified it and voila! A finished product two...long...years in the making!!!
Not to fear, more are being assembled and in different fabrics. Next up is a gorgeous maybe vintage Ralph Lauren rose print paired with a ticking stripe...giving this tote a totally new feel. I'll have this up on our Etsy next week if I can squeeze in some quality time with the sewing machine. But I have recreated my crochet farmers market tote in a delectable spring time blend.
Available now, but limited! Check it out and keep watch for new totes on my Etsy shop.