But sometime last week I just had to do it. I didn't set out that day to make a tote, but in one afternoon I had it! The Provence Market Tote, perfect for the market or any place really.
It's all in the details. One of my favorite things about this bag are the handles. They are made from the little leather bag that Aniversario Rum comes in! (a lovely dark rum from Venezuela)
It was going so well, I decided to make another, and then another the day after that. I made some slight modifications to the size. A larger, boxier shape felt more modern, and a softer, less structured approach felt more updated.
Above it the Swiss Army Tote. It's about 18"x19" and has leather handles and closure detail made from a repurposed leather handbag I had for years and never used.
This is a detail shot of the Ink Blot Tote. Haven't gotten a good overall shot of this one because it's the least structured of the three and won't stand on it's own.
Planning a photo shoot soon to really show off these great new bags! Already thinking about the next one I'm going to make.