Friday, September 18, 2009

"Loose Leaf"

I love everything about autumn -- the leaves turning colors, a sudden nip in the air, eager children going back to school, windows flung wide open, and a little more time to start and finish projects. It's a splendid time to hole myself up in my bedroom sewing room and listen to the hummm of my machine. There's something comforting and restoring in that creative time for me.

Last week I mentioned that I would be making three "sister" totes from four fabrics I had purchased. Most were from the fall-inspired fabric line called "Arcadia" by Sanae for Moda. I'm here to introduce the second tote in that trio...


I've christened this tote "Loose Leaf." The name "Loose Leaf" reminds me of school supplies -- loose leaf binders. This tote, however, gives that short phrase new meaning! Once again, the button makes me a little giddy...

I'll give you a better look at that voluptuous button so that you, too, can fall in love...

Here's the duo. Two totes with similar fabrics. Two very distinctive looks. Definitely not twins, but clearly sisters...


Just curious. Do you have a favorite?
Is it "Loose Leaf" (on the left) or "Fall Fever" (on the right)?
Next week I'll create the third sister.

17 comments:

Maryam said...

Mmm...sister totes. I wish I could be their sister!

Tolentreasures said...

I love both, but the one on the left is my favorite. Love the contrast of colors. Very nice. I love this weather also. The BEST sleeping weather! Windows open, covers on and all toasty.
Cathy

Mila Julia n Ryan said...

I wish one of those can be my baby!!!!! I loved both of them!!! they are just so cute. Good job Suzanne : )

Devri said...

I am your sister in heaven! lol
(it was worth a try right?)

Loving both of them, but my fav so far is the 2nd.

can't wait to see the 3rd.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Both are cute but Loose Leaf is my favorite. Love the fabric choice.

Anne Fannie said...

Suzanne
I love your bags....all of them...
I especially love your cupcake totes. They are so darling!
~Ann

Renee said...

Ooooh, too much pressure. Maybe the one on the left.... no the right, no left. I don't know. How about one on each arm?

Rachel said...

I prefer Fall Fever, personally. But they are all great Suzanne!!

Raich said...

I LOVE fall fever..I love the bottom fabric and the button...

MiaKatia said...

I like both but I think Loose Leaf has a slight edge.

Shawn said...

So pretty----love those colors! I am so into the fall colors now....

Sherrill said...

I'm REALLY likin' the one on the left. Guess I'm a sucker for the darker colors. Both, however, are most beautiful!

Laurie and Chris said...

Love the Loose Leaf!!!

Anonymous said...

I loved Trick or Treat - it is clever and so attractive. I also think the twin sisters are beautiful. The one on the left is lively and very appealing and the one on the right has a pseudo-Oriental elegance to it.
Great Grandma

Kristine said...

I actually like the Fall Fever as a favorite :) I think its because the huge round flowers with the brown design in the middle call to me and draw my eye in more. Both beautiful!

Jeff and Nichole said...

Fall Fever... but as every one has said, it is a hard choice.

Sarah said...

I love the design of the bag. The button is a darling touch. It's hard to pick between the two, but I think Loose Leaf wins out. I love the touch of blue. Now where to come up with $45...hmmm?