Monday, September 13, 2010

National Sewing Month: Tool Tote and Another Estate Sale Find

I finished my most recent bag Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs last week.  It is called a Tool Tote in the book, but it actually makes an awesome market tote, as well. 

I like to combination of the fabrics, although I wish there was more red in the one.

Anyways, you can customize the front pockets to fit whatever "tools" you might want to carry, and there is a little pocket inside.

All in all, I like this tote.  I have carried it all weekend, and it has come in quite handy. 

I did have a small issue while I was sewing it.  Since the fabric was thicker than I have been using, the tension was a little off, resulting in squiggly stitching.

I got around to adjusting it when I was attaching the last handle.  Always the procrastinator.

We hit a awesome estate sale this past week, at a $3 million estate.  This house was beyond incredible.  Seven rooms, eight and a half baths.  I think we counted 6 washer/dryers.  The master suite alone was bigger than our house, and the master shower alone was bigger than our one bathroom.  It was the single most amazing house I have ever been to.  We had to wait in line for 45 minutes to get in, but the house alone was worth the wait. 

I didn't leave empty handed, either.  I got Caleb a couple of books for Christmas the first trip.  Yes, I said first trip.  We went back for the last day, 50% off day.  Not that there was much left to mark down.  They cleaned up at this sale.  I did manage to find a couple of pieces of fabric I got for $2.  I think this piece of brocade alone was worth a couple of times that. 

It was surprising hard to photograph.  Totally not doing it justice.  It is really beautiful.

I can't wait to see what it is going to become!


  1. oh I love that color! I can't wait to see what it's going to become ether. I hope you post it up so we can all see when youre done with it.

    Have a great Monday :)

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