Monday, July 11, 2016

Farmer's Market Tote


It's farmer's market season again--time to stock up on the fresh fruits and veggies our local farmers grow. I bring this canvas tote along to carry the zucchinis, carrots, beets, and greens I buy. 


The vegetable shapes are cut from wool-blend felt sheets and appliqued to a felt background panel. Simple embroidery stitches--backstitch, split stitch, French knots, satin stitch, and straight stitch--add color and texture to the veggies. If you're intimidated by this project, don't be--it's easier than it looks. I purchased the canvas tote ready-made at Michael's and just sewed the appliqued panel to it. 

This design was originally published in the 2015 Garden Issue of Craft Ideas magazine. Click here to go to the instructions on the Craft Ideas website. You'll find a link to the patterns there too.


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    1. Thanks so much Carol--"magic" is a pretty great compliment!

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  2. That's just beautiful, thank you so much for sharing at The Really Crafty link Party this week! Pinned!

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    1. Hi again, just a quick note to let you know that I’ve featured this post today on The Really Crafty Link Party Features. Come and grab an “I was featured” button and browse around for the other features here: http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2016/07/the-really-crafty-link-party-27-featured-posts.html. Congratulations!

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    2. Hi Teresa--thanks so much for featuring my veggie tote! I just grabbed a button and added it proudly to my blog. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. You made such a nice shopping bag!!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

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    1. Thank you, Julie, and thanks for hosting each week!

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  4. Just TOO cute!!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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