Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pardonnez-moi s'il vous plaît !!

I have missed my travel Tuesday post (its Wednesday!) …. I haven’t practiced my French AT ALL ( in less you count the title of this post!) and I’ve haven’t checked in to all the fun things that you all have been up too! Now I remember the reason I started my blog when the girls started school….I had time to post & keep up! I’ve got a whole half hour right now, so I have a little project I want to share & then I’m off to check out what all of you have been up to!!
Here’s a cute idea to dress up a plain tote....

All you need is some fabric markers, a stencil (or free hand a design if your able) embroidery thread, embroidery ring, tote & a sewing needle.
Decide where you’d like your design to be on the tote. Hold stencil in place & begin coloring in the colors of your choice. Let dry. Now place the in the embroidery ring.
Pick your color thread & begin to trace around the area with the thread. I used the simple pattern ……
I think it gives the tote so much personality with out a lot of work!
With all the different stencils out there the possibilities are endless!
And if you don't want to go to the trouble to make your own, you can always stop by my shop & order your own  :D

(P.S I have been having some probs. commenting this morning. It keeps leaving my comment multipule times on the same post! Sorry! Don't you just love blogger !)

17 comments:

Debbie said...

this is just so darn cute!!!

you have the BEST ideas and are so super creative!!!!

Canyon Girl said...

That's so clever and so pretty. I love the way you say "All you need, etc." as if this were simple....not for me...

texwisgirl said...

oh yes, i DO love blogger... :)

cute little bluebird!

Jaymee said...

So cute, I love it! This would be so cute as a gift bag and part of the gift! Please tell Noelle I said Hi and thanks for such a great year! Hope you all are having a wonderful summer!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

this turned out so cute!

sapphireblue said...

That's very nice needle work.

teekaroo said...

Very cute. I didn't get around to travel tuesday either. Just too busy!

Heidi said...

Lovely! Tres jolie! You always have all this crafts under your sleeve.

Ps new to blogger but still happy I didn't choose wordpress, not sure why, blogger is more appealing I think

Allison said...

Well do I know that! The stress of summer vacation. And they say it's a "break"! :D

Maybe this will help with your studies:

Quel joli sac! Le petit oiseau bleu est merveilleux; peut-être s'il s'en vole il arrivera chez moi! xoxo

Michelle said...

So cute!! I know what you mean about suddenly having no time! haha! We've been on the go forever!!

Trisha said...

Allison- HA! I'm off to cheat ..google translate here I come!! Ok..I'll try to figure it out myself first (then cheat!).

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I remember the days when I had cute tote bags instead of ugly plastic grocery bags... :)

Very cute and a great idea. Kudos, Trisha.

Diane Writes said...

Hello Trisha! I love totes and I would love it more if its personally designed and handmade. I love the design you used. It kinda reminded me of twitter. But the blue and green is a pefect match for the neat fabric.

Out on the prairie said...

I gave embroidery a try many years back with my daughter.It was trouble right away, but she does some great things now.Me, I have a sewing lady even for buttons. LOL

SquirrelQueen said...

I love the design, it really brightens up the bag. I have a couple of plain bags I might try this on, thanks for the idea.

Good old blogger, never a dull moment.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

so pretty!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

following.