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!

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