Saturday, April 7, 2007

fruit bags and a little fruit

We went to the farmer's market this morning, and it was freezing! We ended up buying most of what we did from the vendors on the sunny side of the building because the shade was unbearable. We're big on veggies around here, but not fruit so much. Can you guess what's on the menu? Ceviche and salsa to take to tomorrow's Easter meals. And the potatoes looked to yummy to pass up.I made my first (and second) tote bag today. I thought the Martha Stewart dish towel idea from Write, mama. Write. was so cute and the perfect birthday gifts for two coworkers, both English as a second language teachers like me. Mama has taken down the tutorial to make some changes, so I did it based on memory, but her oil cloth bag looks similar and is also very fun looking. Because you're using the dish towel whole, the side with the picture ends up upside down, but doesn't that make it more interesting?OK. Here's the part you really want to read. It seems that I haven't heard much from readers lately, and I really love reading comments. So, I've decided to offer a Kayla-made dish towel tote bag to one of you. I'll check this post Wednesday or so and randomly choose one name from the comments. How does that sound? I've got plenty of the fruit and botanical towels, so I'll let you choose. Alright, who's going to accept my bribe?

10 comments:

  1. Your photo of the market veggies is so beautiful, it would make a great still life painting.

    I love your tote bags - such a clever idea, and you have found gorgeous tea towels to use for them. You don't have to bribe me to comment though, and it would be a bit far to send a bag to oz, so I will just admire them from afar.

    I hope your giveaway brings all your readers out of the woodwork. I know how inspiring it is to recieve comments. I wish I could catch up with my favourite blogs more regularly, but it seems to be only about once a week that I have enough time to myself to enjoy them all.

    best wishes until next time
    G

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  2. hi there kayla,
    hope you had a great easter weekend! ceviche sounds wonderful. and i love your new totes... i did a big grocery shop last night and stuffed my 2 totes full and it was so satisfying :) i was one bag short so only one plastic used!

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  3. Those are some great prints to make into totes! And so generous of you to offer one up to your readers. I have been seeing more and more people at the grocery store bring in totes instead of using plastic bags. I hope the trend continues.

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  4. hey kayla, i'm drinking my breakfast smoothie and trying to read some blogs before i tackle the mess that is our house. what farmer's market do you go to? beaver street? springfield? i really miss the wed. one in gainesville, don't you? but it seems like you are getting long fine here. totes are fun and so easy. good use of the dishtowels.

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  5. Hello! I just came across your blog thru your comment on Handmade's Colour Week post, and I'm so happy I did! Your photos are so lovely. Where did you get these dish towels? They're great!

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  6. I just ran across your blog a few minutes ago and was reading from the beginning (which should tell you that it was enjoyable reading) when I came upon your dish towel tote bags. Great idea - sturdy and interesting too. You've got a new reader in me now!

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  7. Ooh count me in. Those are gorgeous. I have been a bad blogger myself recently...there just never seems enough time does there ?
    The blog looks great and you are on my checklist now so I'll try and comment more often.

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  8. I still love the bags and the dish towels - so much so that I went to KMart and bought some! So please take my name out of the hat for the towel, but thank you for the chance.

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  9. I'm past Wednesday, but I still wanted to comment :) I just found your blog today on a link from Write Mama Write...I love your photos and your bags!

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  10. These are so beautiful. Sorry to have let you down with the little tutorial (long, boring story about someone with a book deal + similar project). It's fixed + up now (not that you need it!).

    Dish Towel Tote Tutorial

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