i absolutely fell in love with smoon26's little dala horse purse ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=48622.0
) esp. because it's part of my heritage and brings back alot of fond memories of my grandmother who passed away a couple years ago. She was born here in the U.S. after my greatgradparents migrated from sweden so she passed on alot of neat recipies and tradtions to my family. I think she would have loved smoon's purse so i thought my tote bag would have made her so proud.
so all the credit here goes to smoon26 for posting her adorable little dala horse purse and my mom for her awsome sewing skills that are so much better than my lame sewing skills lol.. she did most of the sewing but i did help whenever possible.
here it is!
i bought the fabric pre-quilted from the remnant bing at joanne's and the button is from my mom's button jar (which is filled with all sorts of vintage/antique buttons) and the red fabric for the aplique we just had lieing around
close up of the body of the bag:
The button doesn't really work becuase it was too big so there's velcro underneath.
inside of the bag:
there's 2 pockets one for my id and one for my cell phone sewn into the lining
close up of dala horse:
this was my mom's frist time sewing an aplique so i think she did a really great job!