I shared this awhile ago over at Sewing in No Man’s Land Paris series, but today I am sharing it again with all of you…..
In high school and after one year of college I got to spend a month each time in France as part of a study abroad trip. Both trips were memorable with castles, the Loire valley, cathedrals and Mont St. Michel; but some of my fondest memories were with my host families and their day-to-day activities.
One of my favorite activities with one of my host families was the daily trip to the market to pick up fresh bread, fruits and vegetables along with crème fraiche and other things to make family dinners.
So, for my walk-down-memory lane of my couple of weeks in France (oh, someday to go back!) I decided to make an easy farmer’s market tote to carry fresh vegetables home in.
I purchased my burlap bag at Hobby Lobby where they have tons of sizes, but I also found a good internet source HERE if you are looking for one online.
I think the best part of the project is that it takes under an hour.
Here’s how I made mine.
Step 1: Tape off straight (or eyeball it 😉 lines on your tote.
Step 2: Mix acrylic paint with textile medium.
Step 3: Using a foam brush dab your paint between the lines, let dry for 10 minutes. Then repeat with your next color.
Elizabeth & liZ