Way back in November 2011 Miss Carol over at The Polka Dot Closet blogged about doing some absolutely amazing Market Bags and I was blown away by what she created!
(If you haven't visited TPDC you just MUST do so today!)
Anyway...I made a mental note of the post and also saved it into my favorites! Well...bettahhhh late than nevahhhh...I'm finally making a few for my new local booth space even though I took the easy way out and skipped on adding the ruffles like C did! At SOME POINT I plan on making a few similar to hers, but last night I was just tooo lazy to get that creative!!!
I decided to keep mine easy-peasy and opted to use transfers from Karen at GF! Three came from her amazing blog and one transfer was made using a vintage lace wrapper from France that I snagged several years ago (Fancy Edging).
I tea/coffee tinted-stained the pre-made tote bags and then washed them by hand which left some of the soft color behind. The white-white of the original bags was too bright and the ecru bags were just too yellowy for me!
(Gosh...sometimes I feel like I'm nevahhh happy!)
I love how they came out and I'm hoping they'll be good sellers for me!
I promised my Miss K we would tint one a light PINK for her and right now we are trying to think of something fun to transfer to the front! She definitely wants her name in some fashion! My idea was "K LOVES HER NANA" but she said that sounded TOO BABY for her! :( WAHhhAHHHHH... She's growing up WAAAAayyyy too fast!
Hope your weekend is fabulous! As soon as I can focus on my morning I'm off to JUNQUE with my favorite wee girl and The AGPMan!
Love to you...