Sunday, April 13, 2008

Fun in the mailbox!

It is always fun to go to the mailbox and not find a bunch of bills! It's even better when you receive something you bought on Etsy! My friend Penny from Sew Take A Hike makes the neatest shopping totes that roll up and snap close to make them go-anywhere bags!

See the great bookmark lying on the bag?

I picked out a fun green bag, lined with a spunky yellow flower print. I just love it!

Better representation of the colors.

And it typical Penny fashion, she included a quilted pear bookmark which she also sells in her Etsy shop. Go check it out, she just put in a dreamy aqua crocheted market tote that I am drooling over!!

I took my new shopping tote with me to the Kroger store yesterday, as well as some net vegetable bags I made!



I think I really like these reusable produce bags! They don't weigh anything, can be seen through and are washable! I feel so green!

I haven't really gotten any sewing done, but I have been de-constructing this old quilt I got at the junk man's store.

Not very good pictures, sorry!



This quilt wasn't in very good shape, but had some really cute blocks made out of old feed sacks. Each block has been handsewn, but the blocks were machine sewn together. Altogether the quilt was very busy, but I have plans brewing for individual blocks, because they are just so neat!





I had some more pictures of single blocks, but (*shaking the camera*) they are stuck in the camera! I think (*shake, shake*) that the battery corrupted some of the files, and since this is a PG rated blog, (*shaking harder!) I can't show corrupted photos!

Oh! And by the way! I am such a lippy broad, that my next post will be my 100th, so I will be coming up with a commemorative giveaway!! Til then....

4 comments:

Penny said...

Hey Lisa, I am so glad you are enjoying your bag, the one you chose was one of my very fav's!! I am totally loving your reusable produce net bags!!! How bout listing some of those babies in your shop in a let's say.....5 pack??!!!!! I'd be all over that! That quilt is a fab find, can't wait to see what you do with those adorable squares!!

Catty Ax Lady said...

Oh I love your bag!! I'm waiting until next payday (fingers crossed) to get one of Penny's market totes. Until I learn to do them myself, I am totally into paying someone else to do them!

I also love the veggie bags! I'm going to have to agree with Penny here...etsy shop, anyone???

Katy said...

I love those market bags of Penny's. And the book marks too. And those see thru veg bags you made are genius! I always moan about the plastic bags at the farm shop, they've started with paper ones, but you can't see what's inside. And and and - I agree with Penny and the cat lady - get some in your shop (I'd buy them!)
I love that old quilt. I got an unfinished quilt top from the 1950's, the old owner had died and her daughter was clearing out her stuff. It's made up of old clothes of the daughters from when she was a teenager - I just can't bring myself to do anything with it yet, it makes me sad thinking of how much love that lady put into into, piecing together squares.

AleciaMarie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the produce bags! I have been looking everywhere for some of them and I cannot find any :(

The other bags are adorable too! :)