A little lace with your canvas?

This summer I made a mental note to resist buying myself a bag in Taiwan.  Bags with that handmade look are everywhere you go.  I resisted and resisted until one day I abandoned my family part-way up a mountain hike.  I couldn’t take it.  The mountain was too steep for me and we had barely covered a fifth of the trail and it was the easiest part.  My husband reminded me that we were on vacation and there was no reason I had to kill myself to finish the hike.  That was all I needed.  I hugged everyone goodbye and made my way back down to civilization with my backpack on my back and decided to go shopping instead.  The problem is that shopping with a backpack is really inconvenient.  What makes it more inconvenient is carrying your camera on your shoulder because it won’t fit in your backpack.  At this point purchasing a bag was a necessity and this is what I found:
a little lace with your canvas?
Rugged canvas paired with sweet lace and a sturdy twill handle.  I would never thought of putting this granny lace on a bag like this, but it works for me on so many levels.  I thought it might inspire you too!

10 Responses to “A little lace with your canvas?”


  1. 1 Debbie September 21, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    That is so pretty!! It’s perfect for those of us that love our jeans w/ just a touch of femininity.

  2. 3 Pam September 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    It is a great bag…I think I’ll try and make one! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. 5 Cindi September 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    I have to smile, you still have your love of bags! I am so glad!

  4. 7 Amy September 22, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Taiwan IS the place to buy bags. :)

  5. 10 browneandsinger May 24, 2013 at 5:20 am

    Lovely idea, doesn’t look as though it would be too hard to re-create at home either, I’ve found my project for this weekend! :)


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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well, crafting is my apple. It's what I do to maintain my sanity while taking care of my family. I homeschool my three boys, ages 10, 11, and 12), am a quilter, a bagaholic, and a pattern designer.
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