I have made a cream tote bag with pink spotted lining and blue edging and straps. I have hand appliqued the design: "Share a Smile" and the flower and butterfly shapes to the bag with embroidery thread. I chose the materials for their colours, spots and flowers so creating a warm and peaceful feel to the design. I love sparkly things, so I have added sequins to the design to capture and reflect the light.
Height: 49 cm
width: 45 cm
Straps: 35 cm
Share a Smile hand sewn applique tote bag
All my designs are one of a kind using applique and embroidery. They are hand crafted and take many hours to complete. I use a variety of materials, mostly cotton and polycotton and I repurpose some of the patterned materials within the designs. The embellishments and embroidery thread are new.
Personalisation: If you like my designs but want something more personal, I can work with you to create the design you want within your budget. Please email me.
Uses for the bags
The obvious use is for shopping but I have other ideas.
Clothes storage: Use the bag to store pyjamas or a nightie or other more personal items. The bag can then be placed on a shelf or in a drawer ready to be easily brought out and placed on the bed or in luggage.
Treasures or trinkets: I have made one for each of my children and they store the items from their last day at school.
Photos/ Photo album storage.
Christening gown storage.