Thursday, September 24, 2009

tote for lacey




I live in place that has a lot of dental and medical students as well as medical residents. Over the years I have met some pretty incredible people who have moved in and have been blessed enough to have made some amazing friends with them as well. I was really blessed three and a half years ago when one of these medical resident families moved in across the street. The whole family was cool (but especially the wife, Lacey) and my kids soon became fast friends with their kids. My 5 year old thought their house was his second home and they treated him as one of their own. As what tends to happen with all students and residents...they finally get a job or go on to more schooling and have to move away. This wonderful family has moved on to a job with the Air Force on the other side of of the states and as much as I am happy for their progress, I am sad to have been left here without them. This friend was the guinea pig for all my new projects and sometimes I would just hang them on her door for her to find -making myself at home to her wreath hanger. I made this tote for her for her birthday a few weeks ago and hope that she knows just how much she is missed. The tote is made from the same brown corduroy I used in the dress and fabric from Amy Butler that I have had in my stash for a long time (awaiting the perfect project).  The fabric flower is removable and was made using this tutorial from Wise Craft.

11 comments:

Chris said...

What a sweet treasure for your friend. I love the colors.

Patsy said...

Great gift!! I know your friend will be proud to get it. Thanks for the sweet comment. Have a blessed day!!

Suzanne said...

Very nice! It's always hard to say goodbye...this'll help with the parting.

Crystal said...

I LOVE this bag! Can you share the tutorial for it?

sb said...

I'm sure she knows how much you miss her. This is a lovely tote and your fabrics choices are great!

American Mom said...

Lucky Lacey! She is one of my favorite people in the world - so I know how you feel when she moved!

Small world - huh?

Seriously - I would LOVE to purchase some of your creations!! PLEASE

Tanya said...

This bag is adorable! I love those flowers. I took your advice and had the girls make a cute accent flower for their temple bags the other night. They were so easy and turned out great (both the bags and the flowers).

sweetjeanette said...

Uber-cute!!!!!

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lacey said...

Thank you Traci.

I cried when I opened the box. It looks just like you and would have been EXACTLY what I would have picked. But, you would know that.

Come see me!
love and miss you.

(ps- is the pork loin for sale? ;) )

Minky Magic said...

This is a fab bag, do you mind if I post it on my blog with a link to you??

Minky Magic said...

Have posted this gorgeous bag on my blog, thanks for letting me share it! Kepp on creating x