Friday, December 23, 2011
I have this friend. She likes to knit. She makes me envious of all her knitty creations. She makes me wish I could knit. Alas, I can't. However, since she can, she gets this lovely little canvas tote.
I saw a bag like this on the internet and thought to my self, "Self, I think I can recreate this."
So I used my handy dandy Silhouette (you could also use freezer paper as a stencil), a store bought canvas tote, and some fabric paint.
This was the end result.
Then all I had to do was go and buy some lovely yarn and pack the tote full of it. Instant gift for my friend the knitter.
I also had the idea to make another tote for her little sister, the reader. I loved the idea for this tote when I saw it on pinterest.
Hehehe...anyone else singing the song in your head...um...ehem...me neither...I mean I don't know the words to that song or anything...
I used freezer paper for this one...I don't know why, I just did. The results were not as crisp and clear as using the Silhouette...but it is still pretty fantastic. Just ignore the letters that bled a little bit.
Now my friend, the reader, has a pretty witty tote to carry all her Big Books.
Totes are pretty easy to make, especially if you buy them already made. Then you just need to add your own personal touches. When in doubt what to get someone...get them a tote.