Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Urban Groceries




Whew! Well it’s been a while hasn’t it? February has just flown by for me and I haven’t even had a chance to post about any of it! So let me catch you up a little bit.

I’ve been working on a few different things. A nice long President’s day at home alone meant I finally got to sandwich a couple of quilts – one of which has been waiting since July for that task. I have to take over the entire kitchen floor when I do that, so it’s best to wait until the house is empty of potentially hungry mouths to feed.

That done, I moved onto the Single Girl Quilt along aka Single Girl Support Group which I joined at the start of the month. But more on that later…

I also finished up my grocery tote for the Urban Home Goods Swap round 3 (I think).

My partner was a little harder to get a handle on this time, so I hope they like this item. My motto ~ Just because you are carrying groceries doesn’t mean you can’t do it in style, right?!

I present to you the Urban Grocery tote.


It has all the capacity of this ugly little number that lives in the trunk of my car


Attractive? Not so much. The new tote has way more style and function. I’ve added a little zip pouch on the side for a cell phone or a wallet.

The scarf around the top also serves to cinch in the tote in the event that you might want to use it to tote around something more precious than just your groceries or you need a little less capacity.

It’s made of natural and brown linen and appliqu├ęd with leaves/petals following loosely on Elizabeth Hartman’s Little Leaves pattern from A Practical Guide to Patchwork.

I hope my partner is pleased with it. It needs to leave my house soon because my other grocery bags are starting to develop an inferiority complex. Ha!


Happy Sewing!

17 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a gorgeous Urban Groceries Tote - I would even go to the grocery store with one of those!

Myrinda said...

oh that's just darling!

Three Dancing Magpies said...

I am in love with this bag. What a fantastic swap item! Your partner is so lucky!

Where did February go?

Heather said...

It is adorable! I love your urban bag :)

Terri said...

So my address is....


Ha! Kidding, it's GREAT ! I want it bad, your partner wont miss it if you accidently mail it to me right ?

QuiltyGirl said...

Love it! I want one. :)

DianeY said...

No way would I delegate that bag for groceries. I'd use the blue one and yours as my purse. Whoever gets this should be in awe!

feelincrafty said...

Very nice! I'd be hard pressed to use this as a grocery bag as well. It's just too nice! Thanks for sharing.

Nellie's Niceties said...

I'm guessing I won't be lucky enough to be your partner again but this is fabulous!

A Plain Path said...

Love it! I'd have to use it for far more than groceries!

http://quiltsbagsgardens.blogspot.com/ said...

Now that is a fun grocery bag....off in search of grommets!

Megs said...

This is really beautiful. I love everything about it.

Five Baht Elephant said...

This is great. I love the mix of linen and print.

I would love this if I were your swap partner :)

Obsession With Online Tutorials said...

Will you please post a Tutorial on making this?

Shannon Margaret

Vickie said...

Caroline, I am visiting my dear DIL and when I saw your bag, I showed it to her. She delicately asked me (since I am her mother in law), "would you ever make one of those?" To which I replied, "Uh, yeah!!!" We both want one!!! LOL This is sooooo adorable. I love the scarf cinch!! But seriously...do you have a pattern we can purchase??? I read in your 'about me' section that you design handbags. You sure do! Hugs!

Pinky said...

oooo... this bag is so CUTE! Did you use a pattern? *ahem* could there BE a pattern? ;D

Shelley said...

....Your partners groceries will be stylin' in that awesome tote!!!