Saturday, 18 August 2012

The animals went in two by two

Remember the tablecloth/bed cover I showed you the other day?  Well I've combined it with some fabric I got off freecycle

and made a couple of tote bags.
One has an elephant on one side and a slightly chubby cheetah on the other (or it could be a leopard but chubby leopard doesn't sound as good).
Check out my arty photo shoot!

The other one also has an elephant, but on the reverse is a wildebeest (or it could be a buffalo!)

I've lined them with the other fabric and and put a pocket in.  They can be used inside out too
They're for sale in my Folksy shop.

I dropped on three pieces of fabric at the charity shop yesterday

The first one is just over a yard of upholstery fabric

I love the second one which is dress weight and has a 1950s/60s feel about it.  I can see it with pearls and 'Evening in Paris' perfume!
Only trouble is it's 36" wide and there's only 1 3/4 yards so I'm a bit limited what to use it for.
The colour is actually deeper than this, more like the first photo.

They were both £1 each, but the last one was only 75p and there's four yards of it!
I think whoever priced it up thought no one would be interested in it, but I think it's great
what's not to like about these buildings,trees and bridges?
It's another dress weight and I'm thinking some kind of shift dress maybe.  What do you think?


  1. Hey Georgia great use of the fabrics, the totes have turned out well......
    Nice 'find' at the charity shop too.....

    The last piece of fabric is lovely. I immediately thought of a retro style fitted dress. Something from the 50's perhaps.......great print. Can't wait to see what you make with it.
    Hope your weekend is going well.

    CLaire :}

  2. I love the animal bags and that scenic fabric is absolutely stunning. It would make a lovely shift but I'd probably plump for a maxi skirt! x

  3. The blue flowery one would make a lovely skirt. Fantastic bargains!

    Pomona x

  4. It's amazing what can be created from bits of fabric, well done! Ada :)

  5. Lovely bags you have made. What fabric bargains you picked up. I especially like the bottom one. Wonder what you will make from it.

  6. great tote bags, love the elephant.
    That looks like a view from central park on that fabric?

  7. I have just got to enter you in some of our craft entries in our village show next year!!!!

  8. They are wonderful - you have a very good eye! I love the fabric with the buildings on, what a bargain! I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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  10. THese aer great! You're so talented! I love the fabric with buildings. Reminds me of Central Park in New York.

    Who is the nutjob who left the last comment?!