In exactly one week I will will be hitting the road with my good friend Katie from Sacred Heart Studios. We are making an epic road trip to Texas for the twice a year Round Top Flea Market.
I am sooo excited to be able to go again. I was there a couple of years ago and had the time of my life! I knew I had to go again, and this is the perfect time!!! When Katie and I had planned out trip earlier in the year I was just going for fun and my own little shopping spree. Now, with my booth at Rusty Saturday in full swing, I need merchandise! This trip has turned into a big ol' tax right off!! LOL!!
After my experience at Round Top last time, I realized a fabulous bag to carry all my goodies is a must! I found an old European Grain Sack and new it was what I wanted to make by bag from.
I got really lucky and found a heavy duty cotton belt at Goodwill that matched the color of the sack perfectly! There were holes in one end of the belt with a crappy faux leather woven in them. I removed it, punched holes in the other end of the belt and wove some tea stained lace into it instead.
The strap is long enough to sling the bag across my chest for extra comfort and safety.
I used a beautiful linen placemat on the front and added pieces of fabric, torn lace and doilies.
I added a fabric rose to finish it off.
For the bottom I used some yummy vintage cotton lace that I had been saving for the perfect project and also a layer of soft lace that come off of a piece of clothing.
I cant wait to use it and fill it with all kinds of goodies!!
Before it goes with me to Round Top, I think I will take her out for a spin this weekend at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market right here in Scottsdale!!