Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Well another day of snow up here in the north country. We have about 5 inches of new snow now. At least we can be grateful that we don't have as much as last year. Last year we had over 110 inches of snow!!

While looking at all the snow around here all the time I get real anxious for spring to come. Now we don't have the really nice springtime's that most of you all do, but at least the snow and ice are gone. I decided to make a pink tote bag with pretty pastel pink colors in celebration of Valentine's Day and springtime.

cutting fabric
First I had to cut 44 4x4" squares

pink fabric

Then I had to line up 22 squares for each side
After sewing the two sides and cutting a pink lining to match the sides I attached fusible fleece to them, added handles and then walla........a bag!
pink springtime tote bag
I really like making these patchwork bags. I have finished lots of different one's. Think I will put them in my shop and do some more for the summer markets around here. Last year they sold really well. I could really use a new one myself for a new sewing bag.....hmmmmm.....which color should I make??
Also want to remind all of you that the EZCraftShow online is starting tomorrow!! So come join us for games, and chit chat and wonderful items to check out. It will go live tomorrow right here

Thanks for stopping. Got a new recipe for you on the left under Recipe Exchange. Sounds good...might have to try it.

Take care. :)


  1. Hi Colleen,
    I hear your snow is headed our way! You can keep it if you would like!
    Love your pink bag--fabulous! Springy!
    I will have to check your your show tomorrow. Sounds like fun!

  2. Copied the recipe, sounds good and looks easy, and easy is what I am about. The pink bag is perfect to get over the winter blues, and I will be checking out the craft fair tomorrow.

  3. G'day Colleen. That pink bag is just gorgeous. It would make a fabulous gift. Love the pictures of the snow. It's hot where I live, in North Central Victoria, Australia. I think it reached about 38 today and more hot weather is forecast over the next couple of days. Take care. Liz...

  4. You make the bag look so easy yet it's hard work to finish it I know, so well done, it's lovely. x

  5. such a pretty bag!! loving the pink, so perfect for spring :) x

  6. Very very pretty. lovely bright and cheery colours against all that snow too.xx

  7. I love this bag! A great design and beautiful fabric.

  8. Your bag is really lovely, very spring-like colours. A little snow here, but lots of rain too. Hope you have a good, not too snowy, week.

  9. Your bag is so pretty. Perfect for Valentines.
    Ali x

  10. Such a gorgeous bag. I love working on summery projects when the weather is cold and wintry! Lovely snow pics but I don't envy you!

  11. Your bag is lovely. Perfect for Valentines day.

  12. I love the pinks of this bag.Perfect for spring!

  13. That bag is gorgeous! I love the colours and it's a perfect size too :-) Simmi x

  14. This is a lovely bag. The colours are really spring like. Lets hope spring is on the way really soon :)

  15. Beautiful bag! I always enjoy making bags too! Thanks for sharing.
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