Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My new Flea Market bag!

 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!!

20 comments:

jeanniemc said...

Love, Love, Love the bag!! Have a great time at Round Top!! It is on my list of things to do!!

Okio B Designs said...

Gorgeous! Perfect for your junkin adventures!

Jeanine

Helena White said...

Sweet bag Karen. Love the muted shades. Enjoy your trip!

Missy George said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure it will be filled with all kinds of beautiful things. Enjoy!

Marrianna said...

I so want to see photos on IG or your blog of your travels to Texas. I've heard about this event but have never been able to attend. I'm sure you will find loads of stuff for your booth. I'd be happy with the photo experience. So, please, post photos somewhere so I will know what I am missing? And have a great time.

Gypsy Soul said...

Can't wait!!!!!

~Sheri~ said...

I am headed to round top too! I am going for the very first time and to celebrate my 1 yr. anniversary!

Vicki Dutcher said...

The perfect reason to shop - and you get to write it off! Cha ching!
Hope you find lots of good stuff

ps - Is was a pleasure meeting you and seeing your new shop -- It looked amazing!

Barbara Jean said...

Love your bag!! Was the sack fabric heavy enough not to line?? It always seems like lining things takes so long to me.

So so stylin' you'll be while shopping anywhere. =)

blessings
Barb

Consider It All Joy said...

That is beautiful!! What a creative and fun piece! Enjoy Texas ~ Maybe I'll run into you on Saturday because Scottsdale is Where I Will BE :) Looking forward to Junkin' this weekend!!! Blessings, Cindy

Shabby chic Sandy said...

bag is just gorgeous--I love it! Have fun!

Bente said...

Just love the bag. It`s beautiful

Have a great day

Lesley UK said...

Hi Karen, beautiful, beautiful bag. I hope you have a great time and good luck in your business venture. Blessings

Jeanie said...

This is just stunning -- all those textures! So beautiful in every single way! I think everyone at Round Top will want to buy your bag!

Nath said...

Waouh ! It's a beautiful bag ... The lace is very nice. I love it !

Karen B. said...

Dear Karen,
your bag is just beautiful and I hope you will find many lovely treasures to fill it with. Wish I could be going with you.
Hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Gigi Harlan said...

What an absolutely gorgeous bag! Have fun in Texas. I hope you fill your bag many, many times!

Kristin_Texas said...

I'm in love with that bag. It's just so feminine and pretty. You're very talented!

I live only a few minutes from Round Top/Warrenton, and tomorrow we're going to try to head out there. (We're restless and tired of waiting. Lol! We definitely want to check out Blue Hills early). We heard that some of the tents are opening on Friday, so we'll return then as well.

That's one thing I love about living so near. We're able to visit about half of the venues one week (or more) earlier than the official opening. It's loads of fun and is nice being able to beat the crowds at least part of the time.

Have fun!

Rhonda said...

I will be thinking about you at Round Top. Take lots of pictures for us.

Great bag!!

Audrey's said...

That is the cutest! You inspire me to sew again! I've got the perfect grain sack to start on I think. I missed seeing you at junk in the trunk!
Have a fun safe trip!!

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