Saturday, May 26, 2007

Flowers, Garden, Tote. That about sums it up.

OK, so the Easy Weekend Project has been missing for the last 2 weeks. Chalk it up to a yard in desperate need of my attention and a friend's special request for a summer tote for her Hawiian vacation.

I will have a project to share with you next week. But for now, here are pictures of the yard and the tote.








My friend wanted a bag that was bright, cheery, and tropical made with vintage barkcloth. Looking though my stash, it was a hard decision. One tropical print is prettier than the next...but I chose this gorgeous 1940's yellow number. I paired it with a Laura Ashley stripe and cream twill. I hope she likes it!

19 comments:

Rosemary said...

The garden is beautiful, and so is the tote. Great job on both!!
Hope you are having a nice weekend.
Rosemary

Allison said...

Oh wow!! Your yard is gorgeous and that bag is tremendous! Such great fabric choices and so much attention to detail. I love it when bags have great insides too. You are really inspiring me to go great guns tomorrow in my yard (and to think of another sewing project). Thank you for the inspiration!

allie
www.mycozyhome.typepad.com

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog tonight - darn, missed a great drawing I see by 1 day. :) I love your weekend projects - I do the same thing. I actually have empty painted frames waiting for the chalkboard transformation for my kids. Right now I am tackling all the ratty brown furniture I find & giving them a fresh coat of paint.
Looking forward to more on your blog!
tammy

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

The tote is so pretty! And your garden area is beautiful :)

tea
xo

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Your garden is lovely and serene. I am sure you enjoy that patio every chance you get! The tropical barkcloth tote is fab! Love the yellow ground, beautiful. Have a great holiday weekend! xo, suzy

Paula said...

Your garden is beautiful and so is the tote you made! Blessings, Paula

Rhoda said...

Now that's a cute bag! Really, really pretty & your yard is to die for too.

Rhoda
Southern Hospitality

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a fun weekend.

Tammy, thanks for stopping by. And don't worry, I'll be doing another giveaway in the future. This one was a lot of fun!

Paula said...

Hi Kimberly, Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad you had such sweet poodles, too. It is wonderful that they lived to be 17 and 18! Pearl is four and I just know she will live that long! I must tell you again that your garden is so beautiful and looks so inviting, and I know your friend will love the beautiful tote you made her! Blessings, Paula

Darcy said...

Oh how I would love a yard that beautiful! The tote is so pretty too! Great choices for the fabrics.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Your garden is so beautiful! I love the cute vintage chairs..I have been on a hunt for some of those!

Love that cute bag! Heather

smileymamaT said...

Your yard is so romantic! And the tote is just gorgeous. You are very talented!

Marilyn said...

I love your garden! The pond is so neat. AND I love that bag. There's nothing like a tropical print. I love the vintage tropicals the best!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

I have just found your new blog, and had to tell you that I love the rose pattern on your blog's background! I have just started a new blog, and am obsessed with roses. In fact, I have yellow rose wallpaperin my bedroom!
Your garden is wonderful-I will be back to visit often!!

Ele said...

Beautiful yard! You have a great design. Your tote is adorable too!
Ele

moderncountry said...

WOW!! I love the bag!! And your garden is so beautiful :)

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chiq said...

Hi! Love the flowers, love your garden, and really love the bag (tote)! That about sums it up!

Mrs. G said...

how could your friend not love that bag?! so pretty :)

linda t said...

Such a lovely garden! And I LOVE the tote! I have plans to make my first tote soon... love your pattern. Did you follow a pattern or design your own?