Spicey

I’m not very good with eBay. I can never find those treasures that other people find. I have 2 friends who are those treasure finding people. They send me links from time to time, they’re like my own personal eBay shoppers. A while ago one of them sent me a link to some Marimekko-ish fabric.

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I adore Marimekko. I have a huge canvas of Unikko on our family room wall.  At $20 for 2 metres I knew it wasn’t the real deal, but hey, it’s pretty close. So I pressed the buy it now button and in a few days it arrived and then it marinated until the right pattern became apparent.

Enter the Spice Market Tote from Amy Butler. It would have to be the easiest bag I have ever made, and I get the feeling it’s going to be the most used. It’s huge, perfect for all those after school activities that require everything but the kitchen sink.

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The fabric is home dec weight and the lining a canvas, so there was no need to add interfacing, always a bonus.

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I can see it being really useful on our upcoming trip.  Which I am still far from ready for. Only 6 more days and soooo much to do. And I keep getting distracted.

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5 Responses to Spicey

  1. martha says:

    I love this tote and the fabric is perfect!!! I also love your wooden hippo:))))

  2. Justine says:

    Perfect fabric for you 🙂
    This looks great – I’ve been looking for the perfect tote pattern – off to check this one out…

  3. peta s says:

    It is the perfect tote and believe me I’ve made more than a few over the years.
    I carried that hippo all over Africa in my back pack, even threw out some clothes so he could fit. Now he spends his days as a door stop.

  4. Nicole says:

    What a great story. You have a lovely home and beautiful things.

  5. peta s says:

    Oh you are lovely Nicole xx

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