Tuesday, March 4, 2008

mom's tote

I finally finished the tote I made for my mom. I'm pleased with how it turned out, but I did not like sewing with linen. It's kinda slippy slidey.

tote for my mom

I started making a pink patchwork stripe instead of just one print, but I just didn't like it.

tote for my mom

I used six strands of embroidery floss to do a running stitch.

tote for my mom

I wanted to get it done, because the kids and I are going to see her and her husband tomorrow for the day. She asked me to order these books on Amazon for her, so now she has a nice little bag to tote them. It's really for her to "tote" her music for playing the piano. Well....she can use it any way she wishes.

and on another note...


we went to Disney on Sunday.

*I'm still trying to figure out how to post pictures. I see that my landscape pictures are being cut off, but I don't want to post small pictures either. Any help?

*Thanks to Textile Fetish and my husband, I was able to figure out how to change the various widths of my blog.


textile_fetish said...

You might want to post your pictures a different size. Are you pulling the images from flickr (using the code they spit out when you view at various sizes)? It works better than blogger uploading the images.

Hey, I LOVE the embroidery detail on that tote.

Sarah said...

thanks! I am using flickr, but my two choices were small (smaller than I want) and medium (which cut off the right side).

the Campfollower said...

I love the tote! Super dooper job!Your kids look like they are having a GREAT time at Disney.


textile_fetish said...

Sarah, I played around with my blogger template and widened that "body" column. I played around with it a lot (it lets you preview before you "save"). That should help, too. I'm no code expert.

LauraJ said...

Good morning! Those are some cute grins on those kids of yours! Disney again? Must be nice! :D
And that tote is gorgeous!
I'm cutting fabric today for you know what!

Sarah said...

Tia - thanks!

TF - thanks! I played around with it this morning and figured it out.

lauraj - yippee!