Friday, May 1, 2009

A New Dogwood Tote and Its All MINE

Inspired by our Dogwood tree that finally bloomed (after having planted it 8 years ago) , I whipped up a new bag. I really like it, so this one is all mine. LOL
One side is a combination of two beautiful fabrics from Anna Maria Horner and on the other I've done a "rough" applique of a dogwood branch.
I'm also trying out my little rivot thingies. I've used them more as a decoration on this bag, but it will still give me an idea of how they'll hold up under daily use.
I like the look. :)Have a great weekend, everyone! And Happy sewing!

16 comments:

Di said...

Excellent tote bag! Now, where does one obtain cool rivit thingies and those neato rings?

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks Di!
I got mine from a local leather store.

Stephanie said...

Well it's just gorgeous. Love your dogwood brand and flowers and the rivets and rings make it look absolutely stylish and so professional!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Very nice bag. So original and classy. I love it!

goldenbird said...

Love the dogwood branch. Cute tote! Hope you have a great weekend.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

soooo pretty!

willywagtail said...

I love the tree branches - beautifully done. No wonder you want to keep it for yourself. May I ask, what sort of interfacing do you use? Cherrie

Rosemary said...

Hi Kimberly.
Very nice tote!!
You have a great weekend too!
Rosemary

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness!! This is so pretty and elegant. I imagine that you will be getting many compliments on them!!

Richardson's Randoms said...

Totally amazing bag. You do awesome things with fabric.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your new bag!! Great work :)

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Hi missie! Love the new bag and I am interested to hear how the rivets work out. I've been contemplating those for some time, but I had a bad grommet experience so I've been hesitating about investing in rivets. AND, I'm really glad to hear that there is hope for my little dogwood tree that is 5 years old now and has never bloomed either! Maybe in 3 more years!! xo, suzy

Jodi@SimplyThisThat n.. said...

Awesome Bag! I love the rivit's. ooxx`jodi

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is lovely, artisitic and the linen makes it so simply classic. Darling bag KImberly.

gladys said...

What a beautiful, and beautifully made bag.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks so much, everyone!
Hey Suzy, I've been using this bag everyday since I made it, and I'm loving the rivets.
Try using an awe to make the hole instead of a hole punch.

Kimberly :)