Monday, February 18, 2008

Simple Totes, or The Cobbler's Wife Goes Barefoot

These simple, unlined totes were a huge hit at the Bust Craftacular, so successful in fact, I sold the one I made for myself as well. Seriously, I sold the purse off my shoulder. I have been without a Lunden Designs bag ever since, so I figured that it was about time I started carrying one of my own creations. The fabric is from Reprodepot and is a medium weight canvas, perfect for these totes. The straps are made of chocolate brown microfiber and provide a nice contrast to the dark gray background and gold accents.

I went ahead and made three at once; one is spoken for, one I am keeping for myself and the last little one is looking for a home. So if you are interested in purchasing this little beauty, shoot me an email. We'll talk.

Sneak Peak

When the OLDM (original lunden designs model) saw The Quilt For A Big Girl, she made it pretty clear that if Charlie didn't want it, she would take it, no problem. As a gesture of appreciation, I figured the OLDM should get her own quilt and not embarrass herself fighting a three year-old. So we picked out the fabric together at Purl Soho on a cold winter's day and magic happened. Just take a look at the fabric and you will see for yourself.

As for design inspiration, I came across a picture of Provence tiles and was immediately smitten. I loved the idea of recreating tiles in the quilt blocks. There were some skeptics (Mom) but I held fast to my vision and it is coming together better than I could ever imagine. So, without further ado, here are some pictures.