Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cyndi's Tote...

I finished another commissioned tote.
This one is for Cyndi.
I met her on Wool Snippets,
a rug-hooking forum that we
belonged to for several years.
(still do, I guess.)

While I had my rug-hooking business, 
I think that Cyndi bought almost
every single pattern I sold.
She even commissioned a custom pattern,
showing the two new pups she got
after her beloved Jagger died.
She was definitely my best customer
in my rug-hooking business!

Here is the other side...

Here is the inside with pockets...

 Made with Iced Mocha, of course.
Except for the lining,
which is my all-time fave neutral.
I used it on Kashmir, shown here & here.

I don't use a pattern for these totes.
I take my fabric and do with it
whatever comes and it all works out.
On the last two, I have sewn
binding around the top of the tote.
You know, binding like I use on my quilts.
I think it gives the tote a more finished look.
Don't you?

This tote measures ~11.5 x 12.5 x 3.5 inches.
A nice size to take with you
full of whatever you wish.

I think she'll like it. 

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might. - Ecclesiastes 9:10


moosecraft said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! My favorite fabric line too! :-) I do like the binding on the top. Probably makes for a stronger hold to the handles too? Keep on stitchin'... we want to see MORE!!! (no pressure... lol)

Woolly Lott Rugs said...

She loves it Jacque!! Yoo Hoo....can't wait until it gets here. Thanks so very much!!


Woolly Lott Rugs said...

She loves it!!!! Love that color combo. Anything you do is always perfect. Can't wait until it get here. Thanks so very much!!


Courtney said...

Gosh, ma'am you do good work! I would love to commission a tote from you! (that was serious, BTW)
p.s. I'm knitting away....about half way done!

WoolenSails said...

I am sure she will love it, you did a beautiful job on it.
That is one lesson I want to learn from the shop, so I can learn what threads and needles etc, to use with my machine for heavier items.


Kathy (woolfind) said...

Stunning! Such beautiful colors. Wow!!