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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

French Stamped Market totes or when 2 projects collide

Hi guys! I had 2 projects collide last week. I was inspired by Carol over at tthepolkadotcloset.blogspot by her stamped bags. I had done stamped Christmas stockings but hadn't done totes yet. Of course I had to give things my own spin too (I never was good at following directions!) I was going t make tote bags and flowers, but they ended up being tote bags WITH flowers!
I made singed flowers but then added my own layer of satin. I love how these turned out! I added a clip to the back so these could be removed and used elsewhere. I think they would look dreamy clipped on a plain (girly style not men's!) tee shirt neckline..a V or scoop neck tee.
I have had 2 cases of antique store signage stamps for a few years. They are in wooden cases with several sizes of stamps/fonts and one is stamped "Jacob" under the lid. I hope Jacob approves of my use of his old stamps! I found mine at an antique mall and use them a LOT! The fleur de lis is a new stamp.
The street names are actual, but the house numbers are fantasy..I just picked ones I liked!
I must try making these in some different colors! I used vintage pearly and crystal beads for the centers.
This one I liked so much I am keeping it! I hand dyed some of the totes aqua and pink.
I love the aqua and pink together!
They are topped with rows of vintage and antique laces from my stash..the perfect touch! I have a lot more things to share in the next few days.Stop on back! Til next time! Julia


Jann said...

Your totes are absolutely adorable!

amber.threads said...

I love the aqua and pink one! Dropped by from the Etsy Blog team!

debbi@yankeeburrowcreations said...

I love cute!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh look this is fabulous!!! I am going to try to get some bags done for the show I am doing next month! Oh lord, I hope it does not rain, that would be a big bummer!! sorry your show was rained out! Thank you for the shout out! That was so sweet!