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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

recycled calico bag

recycled calico bag

Mom made this recycled calico bag. It's such a lovely and bright tote bag. The colors red, white and blue gave it that typical Dutch twist.
This morning she handed it over to me and before I even could think..wow...what a sweet gift, she said; "it's not for you, it's for in your shop"!!

recycled calico bag (inside)

Mom thanks!... maybe we have to order new labels with the text; "Dutch sisters and their mom"!

p.s: extra detail, this bag has a nice inside pocket!

24 comments:

CalicoDaisy said...

What a gorgeous bag! I wish I had seen your labels before I ordered mine. I would have added that little text box around my name for added texture. Oh, well.

craftydiane said...

I really love the bag! Your mom did a great job! It is so great that you have your mom to sew with you. I really miss my mom who died nearly 3 years ago of cancer. So enjoy yours while you have her.
Blessings,
Diane

Marianne said...

Ik was nooit zo gek op Hollandse folkore. Maar sinds ik jullie sites heb ontdekt wordt ik steeds meer verliefd op het blauw en wit met rood motief. Ik krijg helemaal zin om allerlei bijpassende bandjes en stofjes te gaan kopen en te kijken of ik er ook iets leuks van kan maken. In jullie league zal ik nooit komen, maar een inspiratie zijn jullie zeker. En nu ook nog jullie moeder. Getalenteerde dames zijn jullie.
Groetjes, M

Guðrún said...

You are all so creative, that is the dutch sisters and their mom :) The bag is beautiful.

LisaPV said...

What a cute bag. So nice to have something in common with your mother like that. I have been trying to get my mother back into sewing. Maybe when she retires next year!

nicolette said...

Love it! How wonderful your mum made this for your shop!

I was not a big fan of the typical Dutch fabrics, but since I know your blog you’ve convinced me of their beauty. Lately I even made some items using the fabrics myself...!

Hilary Winfield - Abstract Artist said...

Beautiful bag!!

Moorea said...

I love those bags. Isn't it great having a mom who loves to sew!

Anonymous said...

Geweldig......heerlijk dat hollands....Gr Marianne

eileen said...

This bag that your mother made is so beautiful!

bensedin art said...

Your family is very, very creative. Maybe you should have a blog "Dutch mother and two daughter":))

Janet said...

Hi: It's one of my joys to check in on your blog and see what you're doing. I so enjoy all the wonderful pictures, and the opportunity to see your available choice of fabrics is so nice!
Thank you for sharting your thoughts and photos.
Janet in Nova Scotia, CANADA

Jacquie said...

My Dutch heritage comes bubbling up when I see something like this. It's fabulous. I can see where you got your talent. Such beautiful fabric...a lovely bag!

sweetiepie said...

Beautiful bag! How nice to have a mother with so much talent.

It has been awhile since I checked your blog. Your new grandbaby should be getting close to arrival. My new granddaughter is 9 days old now. She is such a sweet baby, I can't stay away from her. You will enjoy your new grandbaby.

Maureen said...

Wat een lieve en creatieve mam...

Ik vind 'em leuk!

Heleen said...

Wat is dat een leuke tas geworden! Past perfect bij ons winkelsfeertje. Groetjes vanuit een zonnig vakantie surf gebied, adios!

Shelly G & Hope P said...

So sweet... I love the colors... that is so sweet of your mom... Moms are wonderful:)
shellys.hut@gmail.com

Lynette Anderson said...

That bag is fantastic, I just love the fabrics, inside pockets are so useful. Yes, you need to get some labels to include your mum!

Corrie said...

Ha, ha, ha, Corry dat was even op het verkeerde been gezet worden door je mams!
Het is duidelijk dat jullie je creativiteit niet van "een vreemd" hebben. Superleuke tas Mams van Corry!

Katherine said...

Such a pretty tote! I love the colours and the combination of fabrics your mom used. What a talented family!

Elly said...

Deze tas is ook geweldig leuk, en wat super van jullie moeder dat ze zo met jullie meedenkt, heerlijk toch! Geef haar maar m'n complimenten!

kschaffter said...

amazing bag!
:)

Heidi said...

What fun it is to get a sweet gift from your mother. We never grow out of that! I love recycling these bags and she did a fabulous job with this one! Even made the inside look so cute.

Hugs en groetjes ~
Heidi

Heidi said...

Wonderful little bag, and such a nice thing for your mom to do!