The Caravan Tote Parade

Just when you think you’ve seen them all, I’m making even more of them. :) I’m not really sorry.

I made three custom Caravan Totes with Liberty of London and a crazy soft faux leather. All of them have hand stitched details on the leather portions. Those imperfect little stitches were time consuming, and my fingers were a little sore but it was SO worth it. These were made for some special ladies.

This first bag was made for a friend of mine I met almost two years ago. We have a good bit in common, but so much is different too. I think that keeps things very interesting- well I think she is interesting; I’m fairly boring. She’s just a very kind spirit and big-hearted person, and I wanted her to know even in this small way I’m so happy she’s part of my life.

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This one may be my favorite of them all because not only is that print, Anna’s Garden, my absolute favorite, but I just love the colorful interior with its tiny floral pattern.

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This one was made for the recipient of my Liberty Garden mini quilt, and I used her favorite print, Felicite. Again, extraordinary woman, and such a great source of encouragement- she needed this bag! 20150823-DSC_004320150823-DSC_004420150823-DSC_0045

It is made with the same styling as the previous bag, and I do love it so!20150823-DSC_004620150823-DSC_0048

I switched up the placement of the Liberty and leather on this last bag made for another crafty, Liberty loving friend. 20150823-DSC_005020150823-DSC_005120150823-DSC_0053

This bag also got hand stitches around the top band, but it wasn’t done when the pictures were taken. I have to take advantage of when Emilee is down, so sometimes pictures come before I’m all the way done.

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These three bags are probably my favorite ever. Its so incredibly freeing to make for others- its my favorite. I loved choosing the fabrics, and I loved having the opportunity to stitch with my hands. I just love projects that allow me to do that because it feels like I’m adding in just an extra dose of love. And I hope they all felt it because I wouldn’t trade these girls! If you are reading this, thank you for being my friend! :)

-Meredith

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