It's interesting how a fragrance, or a color, or a sound can take us back in time. Today I was working on a new Hang Up with fabric from Mark Lipinski's Califon line. As I often do, I was trying to formulate a name for this fabulous tote as it took shape. The bold beautiful blues and bright primary colors on this fabric took me back to childhood memories of playing in the ocean and at the boardwalk at Santa Cruz, California. When I was young and through my teen years, I loved going to that charming spot on the California coast. The sand... the sun... the surf... the colorful boardwalk. There just wasn't a more idyllic setting for me as I was growing up -- still isn't. With those thoughts swirling in my mind, I decided to name this beautiful bag "California Dreamin."
I've made three totes with this wonderful fabric by Lipinksi. Each one unique, but all three fabulously appealing! I again teamed Mark's fabric up with a Kaffe Fassett creation called Paperweight Cobalt (center insert). Isn't she a beauty?
She's available on my Etsy store...
Check out Mark Lipinski's new line entitled Krakow! It's in stores now and is fabulous!!! You'll be seeing at least three more totes made from these stunning fabrics in the near future!