Monday, December 08, 2008

Le Tote

I'm still working on my pink issues, but I promised to post a pic of the book tote I've made for the Darkyn novels auction. I just finished it this morning:

The Fabric of Inspiration book tote for the winner of the Darkyn novels auction, hand-quilted, reversible, with a paperback-size pocket on the outside -- click on image to see larger version

I seamed the bag so that it's fully reversible, and added a paperback-size outer pocket where the owner can hide the dreaded pink edition of Stay the Night keep their current read handy.

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I was asked in comments if I'm going to do anything special for the winners of my other two auctions. I'm afraid I don't have time to make two more bags, so for the winner of my StarDoc auction I'll send the books in a tote with Van Gogh's Starry Night painting on the outside, and for the winner of the quilt auction I'll send it in a Celtic cloth tote I picked up at a RenFaire last year. Here is a pic of both (the Van Gogh tote on the left, the Celtic tote on the right):

18 comments:

  1. It's very pretty. Dare I say...in pink. *g*

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  2. Anonymous7:58 PM

    Beautiful.

    JulieB

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  3. Anonymous7:59 PM

    Are you going to do something special for the StarDoc series like you did for the Darkyn that is selling on ebay?

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  4. Ooo, I like them. :)

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  5. Oh wow. The tote is just gorgeous! What pattern did you use if you don't mind sharing?? Or did you wing it?

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  6. The tote is beautiful! Sorry about the pink edition of Stay the Night.

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  7. Anonymous wrote: Are you going to do something special for the StarDoc series like you did for the Darkyn that is selling on ebay?

    Yes. I don't have time to make another bag, but I'm going to send the winner of the StarDoc books auction a book tote with Van Gogh's Starry Night painting on it, and the winner of the quilt auction will receive the quilt in a Celtic bag I picked up last year at a RenFaire. You can see both totes here, but I'll go ahead and post them on the blog, too.

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  8. Dawn wrote: Oh wow. The tote is just gorgeous! What pattern did you use if you don't mind sharing?? Or did you wing it?

    Thank you, ma'am. I don't use patterns for my bags and totes anymore; I've made so many over the years that now I just measure and cut the fabric to the size I want.

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  9. You're welcome. I look forward to winging it one day soon. Right now I'm driving myself crazy with my crafting Christmas thing I do every year. LOLOL.

    All the bags are lovely. Thank you for sharing the new images. :)

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  10. You are so talented. It's always a pleasure reading your work and seeing the art you create, ie, your quilting. Didn't get in on the comments for the Pink fiasco, so thought I'd put my two cents in here. I love the idea of the publishers giving part of THEIR profits towards breast cancer research. After all, they were the ones that picked pink. After reading (and adored) the ARC I won of Stay the Night, I know that Robin is manly and self assured enough to pull off that cover.

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  11. They are all neat, like your taste, nice to be so crafty.

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  12. Gorgeous. Your post about inspiration and finding the fabric had me nodding my head and teary-eyed, but I'm a sap that way.

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  13. Lucky winners indeed.
    Your jewel-toned Darkyn novels tote bag is exquisite - especially with Lucan displayed in the outer pocket.

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  14. Emma Frost10:21 PM

    Thank you so much for donating your books, totes, and time to such a worthy cause. I'm honored to have won both Darkyn and StarDoc sets. Can you sign the books to me personally, if possible? I'd really appreciate it.

    Emma Frost, kickass White Queen of the Hellfire Club

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  15. Emma Frost wrote: Thank you so much for donating your books, totes, and time to such a worthy cause. I'm honored to have won both Darkyn and StarDoc sets. Can you sign the books to me personally, if possible? I'd really appreciate it.

    Absolutely, my Queen. :)

    Seriously, I can't thank you enough for bidding so generously on my books, Emma. You have helped a lovely lady in great need, and if that isn't true shining holiday spirit, I don't know what is.

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