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One burst of sunshine was all it took! I was inspired to create something which just shouted Springtime! and here it is.
Based on a similar theme from one of my designs (the last one was Autumn/Harvest colour themed with rich warm colours!) this goes to a new level of fresh, bold and vibrant = Spring!!! Well it does in my book anyway 🙂
The colours I chose for this new little tote, you may have guessed, are based around Springtime bright blue skies, fresh tender foliage, colourful crocuses and delicate cowslips (Primula flowers) in grassy meadows. The fabric Used for the straps/handles just had it all,it was up to me to source the other fabrics to coordinate.
I had a wonderful time rummaging around my favourite fabric shop, making my mum dizzy, as I flitted from stacks of fabric to mountains of material. Eventually, armed with just what I wanted, as I could already see the finished piece in my head, I had small amounts of each one cut by the shop assistant.
Much sorting, measuring , cutting and assembling resulted in two little patchwork panels, both with a plain cream border in the centre. perfect for adding one of my button flower borders. Into my buttons I dove, routing around until I came up with the perfect combination of little buttons. After stem stitching a grass line I added the stems and then buttons., now to hand quilt over the entire two panels. As ever I like to add a little extra to my creative pieces, this one got a coordinating button flower border on the front of the internal multi-pocket too. Things should be just as special on the inside as on the out! Even though most won’t know its there, the new owner will! 🙂
After a final frenzy of assembling the straps and the magnetic clasp flap were all put in place, it really did turn out like I had imagined – Springtime!
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I love your interpretation of spring 🙂
Thank you so much roma its really kind of you to say that. I just want some colour back in life again after this awful winter!
I hope your estate agent is behaving! 🙂
The newly weds have moved in 🙂 The midwife says to expect the patter of tiny feet at the end of April, the estate agent was spotted having a business meeting on my lawn in the afternoon sun, himself & 2 colleagues even brought sandwiches and called it a working lunch, listening to their laughter I don’t think much business was conducted 😀
Wow the honeymoon was a success, certainly no messing with those two! Beaks and branches must be in overdrive to feather that nest so soon!
Sounds like a typical Estate Agents luncheon!!!
I look forward to hearing more of the happy couple and their family, not to mention the dubious business meetings 🙂
What a beautiful tote! I absolutely love it. You’ve captured the essence of spring brilliantly. 😀
Thank you so much Jackie it makes me really happy that you think that too! I just knew when I saw that checked fabric it was what I needed to pick my day right up, and it certainly did 🙂
Its beautiful … the colors selection and the use of buttons to make trees are beautiful.
It really means a lot to me that you like it. I love using buttons, they always make me feel happy 🙂
🙂 i have uploaded some of my work on my Blog 🙂 do check it also. 🙂
So lovely 🙂
You’re most welcome 🙂