Friday, June 12, 2009

Tote Bag Project

I recently whipped up some tote bags for a co-worker's family vacation. As with most of my projects, I didn't have much time with these, but she, thankfully, loved the final results. She purchased teal bags from cheaptotes.com and I ironed the design on using iron-on transfer paper. Her theme was "LastName Vac (pronounced Vake) at the Lake."

 
She was one short on bags, so I surprised her with a personalized one using some extra supplies that I had around the house:

The primitive sailboat design wasn't merely a reflection of my poor drawing skills. The design actually matched the napkins that she bought for the trip, which had a watercolor drawing of a sailboat floating in teal and light blue waves. I thought that my ART101 skills totally showed, but she said that her family asked her for the name of the boutique that she bought them from. Wooooo Hooooo! Fooled them! Ha, Ha.

2 comments:

Mollie D said...

These are too cute! Seriously- how do you do that??

Tara said...

They look great, Tina!! Nice work! Maybe time to start selling your work to boutiques!