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You may not know this about me but, I am not the neatest person. I’m very clean but I usually have little piles of stuff around the house. Typically, at my spot on the love seat I have a stack of stuff next to me…my calendar, magazines, blog planner, pens and my never-ending to-do-lists. I decided that instead of this pile being unsightly and out of control I would create something pretty to store everything.
My solution – a decorated canvas bag. I figured that not only is it pretty, it will keep everything corralled together and the bag makes it easy to grab and go.
I gathered together a canvas bag, fabric and some orange burlap…
The canvas totes came in a three-pack from Hobby Lobby. Sticker price $7.99 for all three, minus my 40% off coupon. So for $4.80 I got three canvas tote bags…awesome 🙂
I cut out a double square of fabric for the front of the bag…
…and sewed it to the front of the bag, leaving the top open for the pocket.
I then cut a strip of orange burlap to create a rose…
Folded in half…
…twisting and wrapping.
…until I had a rose.
I also cut a strip of cheap muslin fabric to create a smaller rose using the same method…
…and sewed into place.
I also attached a vintage button from my grandmother’s collection to the pocket. Isn’t this cute? I am thrilled with how it turned out 🙂
Plenty of room inside for all of my blogging materials.
I really like how my “Creativity” notebook makes a statement.
Plenty more space to add more materials.
I can’t wait to get started on the other two canvas bags. I was thinking of a reading bag or beach bag. What do y’all think?