Also....I realized while making this bag why I don't post very often. I forget to take pictures! And my pictures aren't always that good so I don't like putting them up for the world, so to speak, to see. My son asked me while I was working on this if I was going to post it on my blog and I looked at him blankly as he ran inside to get my camera. So....some of these pictures were taken in the garage, some while the bag was hanging on the fence with a car in the background. I hope that you will overlook my lack of photography skills and I'll keep trying to do better!
Here is the bag before. Nothing special, just a regular ol' tote bag.
I decided to start on the back first. I had no idea what I was going to do, which may be obvious from the design on the back, but it's still better than a plain bag. I keep my paints in the garage so I set up a small table out there to work on. I used whatever I had in my paint box to stamp with which turned out to be a plastic pudding cup and a pencil. I painted the rim of the cup and then just set to stamping. I used bright colors. I know this is fall and I should be using something to keep in the season, but I love "happy" colors!! Here are some pictures as I did the stamping. (Told you I was working in the garage!)
Here is my finished bag! I love how bright and happy it is and look forward to carrying my needlework in it! And the best part of all is that everything was on hand! (Almost forgot to tell you that I also added some leaves at the bottom of the flower to cover some wording on the bag. Not necessary, but a bit more color!)