May 14, 2012

French Market Bags

Oh, we love all things French!  I thought I would show you my latest batch of French Market bags

I did a tutorial on making them Here.  They're so easy to make and can even be done with no sewing.

I Originally got this idea from Sissies Shabby Cottage........Take a look at her gorgeous bags!

These were made with vintage rubber stamps I got at auction

I used fabric stamping ink so the bags can be washed with no worry of fading

I love this graphic I got from a site called Free Vintage Digi Stamps loaded with tons of free fun graphics, HERE is the direct link to the one I used

The one on the left was made with T Shirt Transfer paper, I got the vintage look by taking the transfer paper off after just a short ironing (I love the vintage look).   The one on the right I printed on a fabric sheet called Quick Fuse then cut out the image and ironed it on

Here's another comparison, on the left is the quick fuse, on the right, T Shirt transfer paper.  The dancer is a graphic from Graphics Fairy

You'll have so much fun making these

Hang with me while I work on a blog face lift.  I have not done a thing to my blog since I started 2 years ago (I hate change) but, it was time (My son told me) to freshen it up a little......That noise you hear....It's me dragging my feet.

Happy Creating!

I am joining
 Coastal Charm Nifty Thrifty Tuesday


A Paris Flea said...

Ooh-la-la, ruffles and roses!!!These are adorable. Love both looks on the graphic transfers...


Debbie said...

Wonderful! I love both ways that you did it and am adding this for pinspiration.

I don't see why you need a makeover, but I'm generally the last neanderthal dragging her feet too. I know it will look smashing!

I think objective opinions from our kids are generally trustworthy. If it were not for my daughters, you wouldn't believe the stuff that would still be in my closet.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful bags Carol!!!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your market bags. I made some "grandma type" market bags for my Mom for Mothers day with the Grandkids pictures on transfers you used.

Your blog header looks nice! I want to change up my blog too...but need my daughter to help me.

Got my water transfers--I'm anxious to have time to use them! :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These are gorgeous Carol. I like the vintage look best with the T-shirt transfer paper.

Deborah said...

I love these bags of yours, will have to have a go at making one myself :) have a happy week sweetie

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

They're all beautiful, Carol.

Patty Patterson said...

Cute, cute bags! And personally, I don't think a facelift is needed. Your blog is beautiful just the way it is!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They look so pretty, Carol! I love the ruffle you added and the different embellishments.

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol - LOVE these!!! I'm going to try these too! ;)


ebru said...

These are all so pretty!!! Like everything else on the blog, they are all great.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Very pretty and thanks for the information on the different products you used! Very helpful!

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

I always fall in love with your bags you make... I made a couple after seeing yours last time. I think they are so cute. As far as your header It looks great.

Jamie said...

All of your bags are so beautiful! The Paris market number ones are my favorite. You have been blessed with quite a talent! ~ Jamie

Jacqueline said...

I LOVE these! I am definitely pinning them to save for a later date when I have time to get to them. Your embellishments are great. I haven't changed my blog for 2 years either and I am scared to death to even try! Good luck.

lynn said...

these are so darling, carol! i've not seen the quick fuse--definitely going on my shopping list! tfs:)

Jann said...

You are amazing, Carol! These are adorable, and I would like to try making one. Thank you for the instructions and the photos!

Marydon said...

Magnifique!, Carol. WOW! They are all fabulous creations.

Have a great eve ~

Little Miss Maggie said...

Great bags, Carol. I am not sure which style I love the best, the vintage or the new look. They are both wonderful.

It's All Connected said...

I love those bags! Ruffles, pleats, flowers and transfers - what's not to love? ~ Maureen

HeartVintageDesign said...

Love your bags Carol. About the Gallery Glass, I may do a full-on tutorial on using it this summer : )

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, Oh I love your bags. So french chic and useful too. Both old and new are wonderful.
I made one(new) a few months ago. It was a large tote, not to sell, just for books that I haul around when I am going through magazines and design inspiring books.

Have fun with your blog freshen up. I don't know how you can improve on perfect!!

Love the lard with bacon you talked about in your comment on old cookbook tips. Ya, heartattack for sure!!

Have a creative day,
XO Celestina Marie

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am swooning over all those bags! They are gorgeous!

You are so cute talking about the sound of you dragging your feet! I don't like change either but sometimes it's a necessary evil!


Nancy said...

I Love them Carol!! Especially the short pleated trim. I need to figure out how to do that with my Ruffler. Where are all these Beauties headed for?

I am anxious to see your New Blog design, I had mine done but now just need to make entries :)

Have a Great Day Carol!!

Huggs, Nancy

Anonymous said...

I loved your market bags
sooooo much, I made some
for my friends.
Love the fabric flowers, too. Come to think of it, I love everything about your blog!!!!!
Thanks for sharing.
Carole R.

SavannahGranny said...

Carol, I love you and your blog soooo much! You have such beautiful projects and you are so kind about sharing your techniques and sources. You are a classic act.
BTW, I DO LOVE the market bags, I just love you more!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Createology said...

I like your new banner however I miss seeing your beautiful creations. Your bags are Tres Chic! You certainly make magic with your decals whether on glass, wood or fabric. The difference in products really makes a huge decal difference. I think I like the vintage look best on these bags. Blissful Bags...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for all your helpful tips and info Carol. Your bags are wonderful. I love your blog and look forward to seeing your new look! =)

Debbiedoo's said...

I love that your son gives you feedback on your blog. Love these bags too Carol. I always say I am going to make some and never do.

Chenille Cottage said...

Thank you, Carol, for the amazing tutorial! Your totes are simple wonderful! I can hardly wait to make up a vintage tote! I visited the blog that you recommended and became a follower.
Blessings and kind appreciation for your generous spirit, my friend!

polkadotpeticoat said...

These are the ones with the pop of black trim!!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Your bags are beautiful! I love the trim and flowers. It gives them that extra Carol touch :)


Perfectly Printed said...

These are lovely! Thank you for the tutorial!


Rebecca said...

And WHY are you still up????? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

I'm sooo loving your bags. I'm scared to buy the t-shirt paper. Does it have a plastic-y area under the image? I can't tell.



Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Carol, your bags are just darling! I can just see a young ballerina using the ballerina bag for to go to class! They all have a beautiful vintage appeal!
That antique stamp set was a find!!!
Such a fun creative post!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Those bags are just precious! You really know how to add the details!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love the vintage look of the t-shirt transfer method. Your bags are adorable!

Rhissanna said...

These bags are amazing! And thank you for introducing me to another ephemera blog. She has some lovely stuff.