Yesterday I stopped in at our local Goodwill for a little peek around. Generally I don't find anything at this particular store...not the one in the town I live in anyway. I've been there more times than I can say over the past few years, but rarely walk away with much of anything. Not sure what the deal is here. I mean...I've found great stuff at thrift stores in the past~just not at this particular Goodwill.
Anyway...while scouring the racks for old books and patterns I came across this interesting Tote Bag. It had never been used and still had the original TJMaxx price tag of $16.99 on it. Goodwill's price was $1.99.
I looked over the Tote and especially loved the tie-up shoulder straps. The Tote had a really interesting design so I decided to bring it home with me.
Tonight I'm going to spend some time splitting her seems and cutting a pattern from the assembled Tote.
No markings were on the inside only the MADE IN CHINA Tag!
Wouldn't this design be fabulous made up in vintage Barkcloth or even fashioned in natural twill with vintage laces and trims?
Definitely some fabulous possibilities here. I grew tired of making the over-done Totes of the early 2000's and today favor the more popular less-is-more 'shabby-romantic-boho' look...
What do you think? Any ideas? Would love to know what your heart sees!!!
Today I'm back in the studio today PAINTIN' MY LIFE AWAY (and loving it!)...
Love to you...