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Justttt in case you missed my guest post from last week—–I had a chance to go over and “sub” in for my wonderful blog friend Carmella from the one and only blog Creative Carmella because she just had a new baby boy—Liam!
My craft project and tutorial was completely and totally inspired by Carmella.
I thought it would be a nice gift for her and her new little one!
Here is the final product!
and here is how I made it!
I started out with a canvas tote that I had picked up from a scrapbook convention for $1.00 each.
I have done a few projects with them but this might just be my favorite because it is a gift for Carmella!
for the L had fun doing a kind of messy type quilting together of old scraps of fabric that I had laying around from other projects….
I tried to keep the color palate a bit more baby boy-ish….buttt I think it may have ended up a little girly still—sorry little baby L and Carmella!
after I stitched everything together I trimmed up the excess fabric and then cut the L freehanded.
Then I ironed the L and the bag and just attached the L with my sewing machine.
I just outlined the letter—it gave the L an embroidered look.
I used my scraps from the L to make a little bow to add to the tote handles.
I added the words using a citra solv technique I use all of the time over at my blog—-here are a few links you can check out if you are interested in doing something like that wording.
Bicycle canvas tote
I used the quote that Carmella used awhile back when she showed us–her blog friends a sonogram picture of little L
Anyways I have some fun projects that I finished over the weekend to share—-
& I cannot end this post without reminding you to go and get entered into the Fresh Picked Whimsy giveaway!!!!!!!
I may be linking up to a few of these wonderful linky parties!