Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fanciful Felines Tote

Anyone who knows me is aware I love bright colors. No pastels or quiet earth tones for me. When I saw Laurel Burch's Fanciful Felines line, I knew I had to make a tote bag using it. Well, I bought the fabric about a year ago and finally made the bag.

I like a lot of compartments in a tote and I feel some of them should have zippers so I don't loose items if the bag were to fall over. I made two outer pockets, one with a zipper and the other with Velcro. I decorated the zipper pull with some beads.

This is the zippered outer compartment.

This is the Velcro side.

I used a magnetic snap to close the inner section of the bag. On one side of the inside, I made a pocket for my cell phone. (I finally joined the rest of the world and got a cell phone.) This side also has a pocket for my planner and coupons, etc. and a small section for a nail file.

The other side of the bag has a zipper pocket for my wallet and checkbook and a pocket for pens.

I made the bag below preblog and have been using it for about a year. The new bag is a little smaller. I still have enough room be able to carry a book or camera.


Missy Melissy said...

Hi Mary! I love your blog. I just found it. Anyway, no taupes for me either. I also usually put zippers in my totes. So, I'm thinking we could have a lot in common. :)

Bless you!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm back. Not normal for me to have it together to make it to a blog twice in a day. The bags are darling. I love the charms on the bright bag. I have to say I'm not a bright person but I love seeing brights and I always tell myself I should go that way more.

jenny said...

that turned out nice. you could have chosen a fuschia instead of the black though - it still is a bit sedate for you. :)

mrsquarles said...

hi mary it is purrfect! I love your tote you made the kitty fabric is outstanding and love the little charms you found to put on it. I really love it can't wait to see it in person sometime.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Great bags!
Love, love the vibrant colors and all the compartments on the Laurel Burch one.

Kimberly :)