Friday, June 27, 2014

A Tote Bag, An Unusual Bloom, and a Silly Sadie

I did it! I finally finished a little project I started a few weeks ago. You may remember me sharing this dish towel last month. It came with another one that I purchased to use as a table runner. I immediately envisioned this one to be a tote bag. So....that's what I made with it. 

I wanted a coral colored fabric to line it with and was lucky to find this piece with silver dots on it at JoAnn's. I love it!

You can see it peeking out in the photo below. 

I love the ship's wheel design!

I bought a piece of rope at JoAnn's and some coral colored grosgrain ribbon to complete the bag. I really like how it turned out. I will probably use it on my upcoming cruise to carry my camera, money, and book around when we are out and about. 

The hubby wanted to know why I didn't put the knots on the inside where they wouldn't show. Silly! I told him I like the knots and they go with the nautical theme...:)

Mama and I went for a walk yesterday and I had to snap a picture of her sago palm. This is the first time it has had this bloom in the center. 

I looked it up and found out that this one is a female plant. The male plants produce a cone shaped bloom. The bloom is interesting and has a pretty shape, but the color is very unappealing. Hopefully one of her others will turn out to be a male plant.

I'll leave you with a lovely picture of my Sadie. 
Isn't she adorable? LOL!

This is what she was doing.....sleeping. She lays in some of the strangest positions!
See that yucky brown carpet she's laying on? Hopefully it will be gone soon! I can't wait to start on our renovation and I really can't wait to see my vision come to life! Soon.....very soon!

Short and sweet today but hopefully I will be back soon with another project. Have a blessed & beautiful weekend my friends! 
Until next time.....


  1. Officially the cutest pic of Sadie yet. She naps like our Willie with what we call the vampire grin! Love the tote - perfect for your cruise. The coral with the aqua is quite pretty. Tell Joey he can tie the knots on his tote anyway he pleases. Sadly the sago palms around the neighborhood did not survive the ice.

  2. Fabulous tote bag, my friend, and I love the handles! If I lived near the beach I would totally use a bag like this - I just love it :)

    Enjoy your weekend, sweet Vicky! Hugs to you

  3. Oh my, Vicky. I love your tote. It really came out pretty and I love the knots on the outside of the bag too. Can't wait to hear about your cruise!

  4. Hi Vicky, I love the nautical tote bag you made. It's perfect for summer. Sadie is such a cutie. That is the funniest sleeping position. Have a nice weekend.

  5. Your tote turned out beautiful. Love the coral you chose, and the rope handle is perfect! Great job. Hope you have a great weekend.

  6. Ummm... You MADE that bag?!?! I am in awe of your talent, that came out AWESOME!!! I love, love, love it! Love the rope handles with the knots, and the coral! My dog sleeps on her back like that, too! I had never seen a dog that slept like that until we got her, she is just a puppy, but she's going to be a BIG girl. She's a Pyrador (half Great Pyrenees and half Lab.)

  7. Vicky your bag turned out so cute! Silly man the knots are perfect! I know you will enjoy your vacation. Love the pic of Sadie...they do know how to relax don't they!
    hugs, Linda

  8. The tote is adorable! .....great vision. I am so jealous of your cruise, I'll have to be happy with what you share with us.

  9. What an adorable tote bag, Vicky! I like all the colors and the knot on the outside too! Sadie has the right idea.... I am so tired today. We have been working in the yard the last few days and I have been canning jams, syrups and spaghetti sauce. This girl needs a nap or another mini vacation. :)

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  10. That tote bag is really cute...once again your creativity amazes me. Glad you are finally free for the summer and hope you have a great one!

  11. Love your tote bag, Vicky! I think it will be perfect for your cruise. And Sadie is adorable - aren't dogs funny? You should see Buddy and Herbie sleeping next to each other on their backs! It's hilarious. :)
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Hugs, Cecilia

  12. Wow, I love that bag Vicky! It will be perfect for your cruise! Sadie is adorable! lol!


  13. I'm not sure which is cuter, your bag or Sadie! Ok, I guess since I'm a dog lover Sadie wins. ;)

  14. Sadie makes me smile, talk about comfortable! I love your bag and it's great colours. Have a wonderful weekend xx

  15. Oh my word..I love your tote!! It came out so perfect. Hope you have a wonderful week!


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