October 21, 2013

No Sew Shabby Holiday Tote Bags

I made three easy, no sew totes.  Since the Fancy Flea is November 2, I know shoppers will have Christmas on their minds


I picked up these canvas totes at Hobby Lobby, I was surprised at their large selection of sizes

The Poinsettias were a lucky estate sale find.   They are hand sewn and oh my......What perfect Christmas colors!


I pulled out some great vintage crochet trim.  I just love this one, shabby, slightly stained, and oh so perfect.  I can't imagine how long it takes and the skill required to crochet this!



I sewed on the trim, but it could easily be added with fabric glue, I like to use Fabri-Tac


And glued on the poinsettia


These were done the same way I did my French Market Bags


I only made three, but time permitting I will make more before the Fancy Flea.


I'm going to price them at $22...Because I think they are adorable and unique.  I'll be making a couple for Christmas gifts for girlfriends.


Have a great week!
And
Happy Creating
  
Carol

43 comments:

Betty W said...

Your bags are so adorable. Great job.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Carol! Love those pink poinsettias.

boopnut said...

OMG! I absolutely LOVE your totes! I will have to see what I can do. How did you make the French ones?
Deb

sissie said...

Very pretty Carol.

Hugs
Sissieb

Amy Jo said...

Carol,

I LOVE these bags!!! Would you be willing to set one aside for me...and I will buy it from you at the Fancy Flea? If you will I want one with crochet trim...
Blessings,
Amy Jo

Amy Jo said...

PS The middle one in the picture :)

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Pretty! ♥

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You keep coming up with fabulous ideas! I love these. I always carry a bag at festivals so these would be perfect to buy at the start. I'm following you on Pinterest. Hugs!

Marilyn said...

WOW! Very cute!♥♫

Mari said...

Oh wow my friend, I love your tote bags! They turned out beautiful.

Smiles~
Mari

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and just love the pink poinsettia's! xo Heather

Savannah Granny said...

Another awesome project. I would love to borrow your brain sometime! LOL!
These are so lovely and your have priced them to reasonably. I think you could get more but they will certainly not languish at that price point.
You are the greatest.
Hugs, ginger

Ros Crawford said...

They are indeed very beautiful!! Too nice to use!! The lace is fabulous and the poinsettias Wow!

A Paris Flea said...

These are soooo cute! And I like the pocket on the outside of these, makes for a nice change up. Terrific find on those poinsettias. happiness~~Mickie

Maureen Wyatt said...

Those flowers were a fabulous find! Love the totes.

Celestina Marie said...

Fabulous Carol, I love your totes. The poinsettias are gorgeous and what a find. Just adore the lace trims too. My grandmother could create these beautiful crocheted laces. I wish I had a fourth of her talent for crochet.

Think I'll go paint some pink poinsettias! LOL
Have a creative week.
Hugs

Nancy said...

Oh Carol, I just Love these Bags!! I hope I am one of those Girlfriends!! LOL

Great find on the Poinsettias, just Gorgeous!!

Huggs, Nancy

Kelly_Deal said...

Gorgeous bags. I bought a few of those bags from HL. I had plans for them, but I never got around to that project. You've inspired me to get started! Thanks!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Those poinsettias are so sweet and the pink is nice because it doesn't shout Christmas, but gives a nice soft message. And of course, pink is definitely your thing!!! Nice totes.

Lynne said...

You are so very clever! These bags are so pretty. I think $22 is a deal for them. I can't wait to see your Booth at Fancy Flea!

Debbiedoos said...

Well you know these are up my alley girlfriend. No sew and cute! BTW>>>Mike enjoys your comments:) He laughed at the one of facebook.

Bente said...

The bags looks gorgeous.

Hugs from here

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty Carol. I'm sure they'll sell out before the opening bell at the Fancy Flea.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Very pretty. I like the one with the vintage crochet trim!! Nancy

Little Miss Maggie said...

Love these totes, Carol. They are perfect for the holidays. I will have to give that fabric tack a try. I've never used it before.

Createology said...

Lovely combinations of lace and pink poinsettias on the totes. You are going to need a moving van to get to the Fancy Flea with all your wonderful creations. Joyful Dear...

Donna said...

What gorgeous totes! The fabric poinsettias are just beautiful and so unique. And the trim really is the icing on the cake! They will sell in a flash for sure:)

marda said...

These are just the greatest, and what a find those poinsettias were.
What a wonderful way to use them.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your Christmas bags are just adorable! What a great price too. The friends on your Christmas list are lucky ladies. I so need to get busy getting ready for Christmas!

YamYam said...

I love them all- I think evryone love this totes! The flower is really really nice! Ines

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Love so much when you say pink and green are perfect Christmas colours ! Yes indeed the are. so cute little bags ! I'm also in pink and green (also with blue skies) for my shabby paintings for Christmas time ! such a pleasure to create...

Xoxo (rain in Normandy but coming back to PARIS a nice like spring time !)

Joëlle

Iprefervintage said...

Those turned out nice. I'm really looking forward to seeing photos of your displays at the show.

Connie said...

Dear sweet Carol, These are so pretty and I love that cotton lace boarder with the roses. These are going to sell like hot cakes. All the lovely things that you have been making for your booth are amazing, my head is swimming with visions of sugar plums and fancy :)
Keep Smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Diane Mars said...

Carol those are just darling they will sell like hot cakes. The crochet trim added to that one makes it just over the top. Last year I thought I would do some sort of Holiday Sale but with my surgery it kinda set me back on my crafting. I have started working on Holiday goodies.. I have some catching up to do! Very beautiful work! ox, Diane

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Hello Carol - these are absolutely amazing! You are the most and bestest at craftiness! Yep, it's late and I'm sleepy! Hope you have a blessed Wednesday :)
Hugs,
Kathy

Rhissanna said...

Thank you so much for popping over to my blog, I know you have your hands full. I love these bags and yes, pink poinsettia are perfect for a shabby Christmas.

lynn said...

oh, the pink flowers were a wonderful find, carol! and of course, you knew just how to put them to a beautiful use:) love these!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

LOVE these bags Carol! You just gave me a great idea for "girlfriend" gifts for Christmas. Thank you!!

Blessings, Edie Marie

Curtains in My Tree said...

Those are so retro cute with the old poinsettia on them
I bet they sell first and I love that liquid stitch stuff

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Carol, Your totes are amazing...I love them. how beautiful the pointsettia's are.Great fine.I will tell my daughter Alex what you said about being a make up artist.
And Thank you for your visit,
Marie Antoinette

Barbara said...

Very nice! You have a good eye for putting things together!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Lucky find! Love the pink poinsettias and your bags are so pretty. I know they will sell quickly at the show, which looks like it's coming soon. Mine isn't until Nov. 23-24. Shows sure are a lot of work aren't they? I made some French market burlap bags....thinking they would be great for someone to slip a christmas gift in or a small table top Christmas tree. We shall see. xoxoxo

Heart Vintage Design said...

They are lovely!