Bella and Foster Friends Tote Bags

Totes, Accessories and Purses

This gallery displays all of my tote bags, accessory bags, purses and any other types of things I make to carry other things.

Tote Bags

Bella and Foster Friends Tote Bags

I created a silhouette from Bella and stenciled it in onto a canvas or twill bag and embellished with buttons sewn on by hand. Scroll down to see the full color selections.



Original Bella! Tote Bag with the black kitty silhouette

O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! Bella, in silhouette, is stenciled at the bottom of a bag and with just big blue-green eyes that are two-hole buttons sewn on with black thread.

Based on one of my sketches of Bella from shortly after she arrived here simply called “Bella”, I pulled out the scan of the little painting and refined the design in Photoshop. Bella’s eyes are not yellow green, they are a cooler blue-green, and I found pretty close to a good color for her. Others don’t live in a house full of housepanthers, so I added the white, gray and ginger kitties who are her foster friends.

Bella! Tote bag.

Bella! Tote bag.

The original bags and the artwork and stencil, and fellow rescuer Deana modeling the first bag purchased!

White kitty with blue eyes on a natural bag

The white kitty has bright blue eyes.

Gray kitty with green eyes on a natural bag

The gray kitty has the same shade of green as Bella’s eyes.

Ginger kitty with green eyes on a natural bag

The ginger kitty has bright green eyes.

 

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Rescued Kitties tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with natural white trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



About the artwork

The TNR Story tote bag

The TNR Story tote bag

This art was inspired by working in post-op at the May 25, 2014 Homeless Cat Management Team TNR clinic. I study cats all the time but it’s not too often I get to handle that many cats in one day, especially when they are still pretty much under anesthetic, aside from a few ambitious ones. Cat after cat, large and small, male and female, solid, striped spotted, I cleaned ears and checked toes and combed fur for fleas and other parasites and finished off their ear tips, applied flea treatment and in passing studied their fur and their markings.

In that state they all look pretty much the same as far as where they came from and where they will be returned, whether it’s to a human and a loving home or to a human and a parking lot where they’ll be fed and watched over by a colony caretaker, regardless of whether their paperwork says they are stray or feral or owned by a caring human, at that moment, as I always say, they are all just cats.

All the fur colors and patterns and textures, the way they felt as I handled them, each of them soft and warm and relaxed, and then later as they awoke in recovery and began to get up and bathe a little and find a comfortable spot and position in their carrier or trap, stayed with me and I envisioned this artwork as I drove home, all those cat shapes together in simple marker sketches, simple colors, clearly visual, telling the story of TNR.

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The TNR Story tote bag detail

The TNR Story tote bag detail

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Inscrutable Cats tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with navy blue trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



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Inscrutable Cats tote bag

Inscrutable Cats tote bag

“Inscrutable Cats” began as an ink sketch of one of my cats, which I then took into my graphics program to colorize the art and lay out the pattern. They all look at me like this, but this is more patterned after Jelly Bean, who sat by the window atop a box so that his face and front body was entirely in a deep shadow. Resting, his eyes are slits, and sometimes he simply closes them and takes a nap, but sitting up. I looked at him and thought, “Inscrutable”, as his expression seemed to be, and actually was since I really had no idea what he might be thinking. Read more about the art and other daily sketches at: http://thecreativecat.net/daily-sketch-inscrutable-patterns.

Here’s a detail of the bag and the design.

Inscrutable Cats tote bag detail

Inscrutable Cats tote bag detail

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Ginger Kitty Batik tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with white trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



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Ginger Kitty Batik tote bag

Ginger Kitty Batik tote bag

When you are a “cat person”, it seems to begin with day one and work its way all through your life to the end, with cats intertwined with everything in between. And I’ve been looking at this batik I did in sixth grade and thinking how cool it would be to batik again…Read about Smiling Ginger Kitty Batik here.

Here’s a detail of the bag and the design.

Ginger Kitty Batik tote bag detail

Ginger Kitty Batik tote bag detail

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Brushy Kitties tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with black trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



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Brushy Kitties tote bag

Brushy Kitties tote bag

This pattern is a collage of all the kitties I’ve drawn in this same style with the above-mentioned brush pen, singles, multiples, smooth lines, sketchy lines, just a bunch of busy kitties in black on white. And if you want to add your own variations, you can get fabric markers or paints and add color yourself!

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Brushy Kitties tote bag detail

Brushy Kitties tote bag detail

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22 Cats tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with black trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



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22 Cats tote bag

22 Cats tote bag

This pattern is a collage of all 16 portraits—22 cats in all—included in my Great Rescues Day Book. I’ve painted portraits of pets since 1992 and I’d always wanted to publish them somehow, and since most are rescues I always wanted to share their stories as well, and this came together in Great Rescues.

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22 Cats tote bag detail

22 Cats tote bag detail

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Ailurobibliophile tote

Ailurobibliophile tote bag is screen printed by me in black ink onto lightweight canvas which I construct into a tote bag. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 13.5″ x 13.5″.



About the artwork

Ailurobibliophile tote

Ailurobibliophile tote

I worked out this design in late 2017 and had two variations on the typeface. I preferred the bolder typeface but ended up using the lighter typeface because I began with a stencil and it worked far better for that. But not well enough because I ended up having a screen made to screen print the bags instead of stenciling. I sent the art I’d been working with and after printing bags and prints I decided I really wanted to use the heavier typeface after all, and I like it much better!

About that word, “Ailurobibliophile”. Yes, I made it up. It popped up in my design consciousness about a decade ago when I was photographing my cats in the cat book library, on the books, in the books, napping, bathing, posing, and I held it there until I had such time to really work it out. Finally, I can let the world know about “ailurobibliophiles”!

What does it mean? Just what it says. My initial idea was just “lover of cats and books”. Then I photographed Basil August 2017…

Basil Will Be Reading

Basil Will Be Reading

…and knew the time had come. This was why it was to be introduced last September, back-to-school, that sort of thing.

As with all my designs, this one is based on a real cat, a cat you know, a cat just being a cat. Just after my Panhandle Trail show last August I started playing around with this photo and others I’d taken that morning at my desk. What I’d really like is to simply screen print it, but adding one more element to my studio in terms of materials and equipment and I’d be falling out the window. I decided I would be stenciling this design to start, much as I dislike stenciling more than a word or two of text, so it had to accommodate the strengths and weaknesses of stenciling. That would mean that the area “inside” a letter, for instance, needed a cutout to connect it to the greater background of the stencil or I’d end up with all the “a”s and “o”s and others filled in. It also meant that things like Basil’s eyes would need to be done separately. I can demonstrate, but I’ll leave it at that for now.

I worked up a few designs, and in doing so found more fun things to add to the text because Basil was “on” the books, and several of the books were “on” cats. Likewise with my photos of cats in the cat book library, and I was just beside myself with the possibilities. I finally managed to edit it down to three statements so I didn’t go on and on.

I settled on one design for layout and used several text variations, then chose two that would work well for stenciling. I couldn’t decide, and I especially wanted to be certain the “new” word was understandable, and the text clarified it, and nothing made anyone think overly hard so it lost its fun and whimsy. I sent it out to several trusted friends for feedback.

I preferred the heavier font. I think it balances Basil’s dark shape well. I added the little cuts into the closed letters and cut the stencil.

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Greenhouse Gerberas tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with natural white trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



About the artwork

Greenhouse Gerberas tote bag

Greenhouse Gerberas tote bag

I took the reference photo for this painting at a local greenhouse in 2013. I’ve always liked colorful gerbera daisies and their bold smiling faces. I’ve used it for a few graphic designs and decided someday I’d paint it too. So that time was now. I chose oil pastel because I’ve come to enjoy working out the flowers with layering and impasto on a rough-textured paper.

I also chose oil pastel because the tones of the colors matched the tones in the photo, and I could layer it and build up colors, then finish with working through the composition with the tip of a tool to add definition in the flowers, leaves and stems.

Here’s a detail of the bag and the design.

Greenhouse Gerberas tote bag detail

Greenhouse Gerberas tote bag detail

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I screen print the Purr design on canvas, add the heart embellishment, and stitch up the tote bag. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 14″ x 14″.



About the artwork

hand-printed tote bag

“Purr” tote bag.

I don’t know what it is I like about visual word puzzles, but I doodled them when I was younger. A couple of years ago I got a bug about the word “purr” and was determined to fit it into a cat shape. And so I did, though it took all of two years to do it.

I not only print the design on the tote bag, but I also make the bag itself because I found it easier to print and I don’t have to worry about finding the same bag so all bags are consistent. Handles are 24″ long and made of 1″ woven trim tape.

Here’s a detail of the bag and the design.

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Market Flowers tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with navy blue trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



About the artwork

Market Flowers tote bag

Market Flowers tote bag

Such a huge variety of flowers in buckets at the market! I visit many farmer’s markets through the summer now that every community seems to have one at least once a week, to purchase what my garden is not producing. All the farmers are local and are small family farms and I enjoy meeting the people who grow my food, and who took the time to pick it and sort it and wash it and pack it the day of the market. This particular farmer had buckets and buckets of flowers and in the light from the sky all the flowers were so vibrant I couldn’t pass them up.

Here’s a detail of the bag and the design.

Market Flowers tote bag detail

Market Flowers tote bag detail

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Poppies tote bag detail

I create my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on medium-weight cotton fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage, then stitch up the rest of the bag with black trim, backing and 24″ twill woven handles. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 17″W x 13″H.



About the artwork

Poppies tote bag

Poppies tote bag

Just some bright orange poppies in the sun on a summer afternoon. I took photos of a neighbor’s garden and intentionally angled one of them to have the poppies grouped against a dark background with no leaves or buds and as few stems as possible, and no black centers, just a big mass of orange, and kind of abstract.

Here’s a detail of the bag and the design.

Poppies tote bag detail

Poppies tote bag

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Accessory Bags

I make each 5 x 8 bag from reclaimed natural linen fabric, stencil my “Bella!” silhouette and embellish with buttons sewn on by hand. White zipper closure.



Handmade Bella! Accessory Bag, Black

I chose the two most popular kitty colors to stencil these, Housepanther, the original Bella! and Ginger Kitty. They zip across the top.

You’ll find them with Tote Bags.

Original Bella! Tote Bag with the black kitty silhouette

O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! Bella, in silhouette, is stenciled at the bottom of a bag and with just big blue-green eyes that are two-hole buttons sewn on with black thread.

Based on one of my sketches of Bella from shortly after she arrived here simply called “Bella”, I pulled out the scan of the little painting and refined the design in Photoshop. Bella’s eyes are not yellow green, they are a cooler blue-green, and I found pretty close to a good color for her. Others don’t live in a house full of housepanthers, so I added the white, gray and ginger kitties who are her foster friends.

Bella! Tote bag.

Bella! Tote bag.

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Inscrutable Patterns small accessory bag.

I imprinted the design “Inscrutable Patterns” onto reclaimed linen fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″ bag, adding a purple zipper.



Inscrutable Patterns small accessory bag.

Inscrutable Patterns small accessory bag.

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

This pattern is based on one of my daily cat sketches I titled “Inscrutable”. Read about the pattern here.

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22 Cats small accessory bag.

I imprinted the design “22 Cats” onto reclaimed linen fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″  bag, adding a colorful zipper.



22 Cats small accessory bag.

22 Cats small accessory bag.

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

There are 22 cats in this pattern who all appear in the commissioned portraits included in my book, Great Rescues Day Book“. Read about the pattern here.

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I make each 5 x 8 bag from reclaimed natural linen fabric, stencil my “Bella!” silhouette and embellish with buttons sewn on by hand. White zipper closure.



Bella! Accessory Bag, Ginger

I chose the two most popular kitty colors to stencil these, Housepanther, the original Bella! and Ginger Kitty. They zip across the top.

You’ll find them with Tote Bags.

Original Bella! Tote Bag with the black kitty silhouette

O.M.Geeeee! It’s Bella! On a bag with green button eyes just like her big round eyes! Bella, in silhouette, is stenciled at the bottom of a bag and with just big blue-green eyes that are two-hole buttons sewn on with black thread.

Based on one of my sketches of Bella from shortly after she arrived here simply called “Bella”, I pulled out the scan of the little painting and refined the design in Photoshop. Bella’s eyes are not yellow green, they are a cooler blue-green, and I found pretty close to a good color for her. Others don’t live in a house full of housepanthers, so I added the white, gray and ginger kitties who are her foster friends.

Bella! Tote bag.

Bella! Tote bag.

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Also see the Bella! and her Foster Friends Tote Bags.

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Inscrutable Patterns small accessory bag.

I imprinted the design “The TNR Story” onto reclaimed cotton fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″ bag, adding a white zipper.



The TNR Story small accessory bag.

The TNR Story small accessory bag.

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

This pattern is based on one of my daily cat sketches I titled “The TNR Story”. Read about the pattern here.

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Inscrutable Patterns small accessory bag.

I imprinted the design “Smiling Ginger Batik” onto reclaimed cotton fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″ bag, adding an orange zipper.



Inscrutable Patterns small accessory bag.

Inscrutable Patterns small accessory bag.

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

This pattern is based on a batik I created in sixth grade! Read about Smiling Ginger Kitty Batik here.

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Evening Wildflowers small accessory bag.

I imprinted the design “Evening Wildflowers” onto reclaimed cotton fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″ bag, adding a colorful zipper.



Evening Wildflowers small accessory bag.

Evening Wildflowers small accessory bag.

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

This pattern is based on one of my floral paintings titled “Evening Wildflowers”. Read about the pattern here.

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Greenhouse Gerberas small accessory bag.

I imprinted the design “Greenhouse Gerberas” onto reclaimed cotton fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″ bag, adding a zipper.



Greenhouse Gerberas small accessory bag.

Greenhouse Gerberas small accessory bag.

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

This pattern is based on one of my floral paintings titled “Greenhouse Gerberas”. Read about the pattern here.

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You’ll find all my accessories, totes and other bags on Tote Bags

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Market Flowers Small Accessory Bag

I imprinted the design “Market Flowers” onto reclaimed cotton fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″ bag, adding a zipper.



Market Flowers Small Accessory Bag

Market Flowers Small Accessory Bag

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

This pattern is based on one of my floral photos titled “Market Flowers”. Read about the pattern here.

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The Perfect Place Small Accessory Bag

I imprinted the design “The Perfect Place” onto reclaimed cotton fabric using a fabric transfer and made the 5″ x 7″ bag, adding a zipper.



The Perfect Place Small Accessory Bag

The Perfect Place Small Accessory Bag

I created my own “fabric” swatch by printing the pattern on fabric using a commercial quality fabric transfer and my heat press to ensure even coverage. The transfer gives the fabric a little stiffness that works well for these little bags.

I use reclaimed fabrics from cotton, linen and other non-synthetic fabrics like tablecloths, draperies, bedspreads, even clothing, so fabrics vary. I use various color zippers for this design.

About the artwork

This pattern is based on one of my floral paintings titled “The Perfect Place”. Read about the pattern here.

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cat art accessory bag

I screen print the Purr design on canvas, add the heart embellishment, and stitch up the accessory bag. Bags may vary slightly in size, but are just about 5″ x 7″. White zipper closure.



About the artwork

cat art accessory bag

Purr accessory bag.

I don’t know what it is I like about visual word puzzles, but I doodled them when I was younger. A couple of years ago I got a bug about the word “purr” and was determined to fit it into a cat shape. And so I did, though it took all of two years to do it.

The accessory bags are made of the same lightweight canvas as the tote bags. I print the design on the fabric, add the heart embellishment, then construct the bag and use a white zipper.

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Purses

handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Blending Purse design is 11″ wide x 17″ tall,  printed in reclaimed linen tablecloth fabric and lined with more reclaimed tablecoth fabric. Straps are braided sparkle cord attached with a grommet at each top corner. Bag closes with a magnet. Each bag is handmade and may vary slightly in size or materials.



About the artwork

handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Blending bag, with braided olive/copper rope ribbon through grommets, snap or magnet closure.

I use commercial-quality fabric transfers to make fabric “swatches”. Like my accessory bags and cloth placemats they are printed on reclaimed fabrics from tablecloths, curtains, and any other clean, sturdy solid-colored fabric that won’t melt in the heat press. This bag is printed on an old frayed linen tablecloth trimmed down to give the fabric a new life.

It’s also lined with a solid white polyester tablecloth from a friend’s wedding. I can make use of my old printed textiles, and others I can collect, in the same way. So much is thrown away, and many fabrics are not ethically produced and have environmental impacts, so why not use something that’s already here? And although I know I’ll never use those tablecloths again I have a real attachment to them, so they get another life.

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handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Market Flowers Purse design is 14″ wide x 11″ tall,  printed in reclaimed damask tablecloth fabric and lined with more reclaimed tablecoth fabric. Woven 1/2″ straps wrap around the bag as handles for hand or shoulder. Bag closes with a zipper. Each bag is handmade and may vary slightly in size or materials.



About the artwork

handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Market Flowers bag, printed on both sides, with white tape trim handles that wrap around, zipper closure.

I use commercial-quality fabric transfers to make fabric “swatches”. Like my accessory bags and cloth placemats they are printed on reclaimed fabrics from tablecloths, curtains, and any other clean, sturdy solid-colored fabric that won’t melt in the heat press. This bag is my most favorite old damask tablecloth, now too stained to ever use, but I can make use of the clean areas and give the fabric a new life. The damask pattern shows through just enough to almost give the flowers a little dimension.

It’s also lined with a printed tablecloth that has a pale pink flowery border. I can make use of my old printed textiles, and others I can collect, in the same way. So much is thrown away, and many fabrics are not ethically produced and have environmental impacts, so why not use something that’s already here? And although I know I’ll never use those tablecloths again I have a real attachment to them, so they get another life.

 

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handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Evening Widlflowers Purse design is 11″ wide x 17″ tall,  printed in reclaimed linen tablecloth fabric and lined with more reclaimed tablecoth fabric. Straps are braided yarn with a tassel at each bottom corner. Bag closes with a magnet. Each bag is handmade and may vary slightly in size or materials.



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handmade purse or tote bag with my art and design

Evening Wildflowers, 11 x 17, with braided yarn handle and tassel detailing, snap or magnet closure.

I use commercial-quality fabric transfers to make fabric “swatches”. Like my accessory bags and cloth placemats they are printed on reclaimed fabrics from tablecloths, curtains, and any other clean, sturdy solid-colored fabric that won’t melt in the heat press. This bag is printed on an old frayed linen tablecloth trimmed down to give the fabric a new life.

It’s also lined with a solid white polyester tablecloth from a friend’s wedding. I can make use of my old printed textiles, and others I can collect, in the same way. So much is thrown away, and many fabrics are not ethically produced and have environmental impacts, so why not use something that’s already here? And although I know I’ll never use those tablecloths again I have a real attachment to them, so they get another life.

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You can also sign up for my monthly e-newsletters to receive special discounts and find out where I’ll be with my artwork.

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For art, photos and writing as I develop it, visit my blogs.

See feline art and photos as they happen on The Creative Cat, along with feline news, health, welfare, rescue stories and more.

See daily photos as I post them on Today.

Read poetry, short stories, essays and more on Paths I Have Walked.

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© 2020 | www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms.

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Other items with the same art or design To find all items on this site with the same art or design, use the search box for the name of the artwork and you'll find all that's available.

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“Follow” the Portraits of Animals blog with the link in the upper left. Sign up to receive posts in email, or in your favorite reader using the links in the right-hand column.

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You can also sign up for my monthly e-newsletters to receive special discounts and find out where I’ll be with my artwork.

Click here for the Creative Cat Preview E-newsletter, for feline and animal-specific products and information.

Click here for the Art & Merchandise E-newsletter, for landscapes, nature, urban scenes and more.

For art, photos and writing as I develop it, visit my blogs.

See feline art and photos as they happen on The Creative Cat, along with feline news, health, welfare, rescue stories and more.

See daily photos as I post them on Today.

Read poetry, short stories, essays and more on Paths I Have Walked.

. . . . . . .

© 2020 | www.PortraitsOfAnimals.net | Published by Bernadette E. Kazmarski

All images used on this site are copyrighted to Bernadette E. Kazmarski unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my written permission. Please ask if you are interested in using one in a print or internet publication. If you are interested in purchasing a print of this image or a product including this image, check to see if I have it available already. If you don’t find it there, visit “purchasing” for availability and terms.