Inside was this gorgeous folk art red and cream bag made from upholstery fabrics. Unfortunately, the photos don't do the colours justice. It's dark and raining here and it's hard to get good pictures when the weather's gloomy.
The other inner pocket is divided into two smaller sections to hold things like a cell phone and keys. Kristin embellished it with this beautiful wide lace.
All round the outside at the top of the tote she created these fabric triangles and embellished them with buttons. They remind me of the banners I have made recently and I just love old buttons!
Inside the tote, she tucked some goodies. There was this package of vintage perforated paper that will be fun to work into future projects, a brass "L" letter stencil and a replica vintage tin of Whitman's chocolates. (Love the colour of the tin!!)
THANK YOU Kristin for making my tote so incredibly special and personal. I am so blessed to be gifted with the work of your hands. You really went above and beyond the call in creating something that is totally "me". It's extra special because you share my love of textiles-it shows in everything you did. I will be so proud to be carrying this around town and will treasure it always.
THANK YOU to all my artist friends who participated in this exchange: Barbara Atwell, Debra Cooper, Amy Huff, Liz Lamereaux, Deb Lewis, Caren McNee, Ruth O'Conner, Kristen Robinson, Liz Smith, Mary Stanley, Kristin Steiner, Kathy Strittmater and Kathy Wasilewski. It's always a pleasure to host when everyone does such wonderful work. Each of your totes was beautiful and unique and this project turned out even better than I had envisioned.
*Note: This exchange is scheduled to be featured on Art-e-zine as soon as it is complete. I will announce it here when it's available for viewing.