Say THAT six times fast ha! Today we have the lovely ladies of Simple Simon and co. Liz and liZ are incredible. There is just no other word for them. They just exude timelessness in everything they sew. On top of their flawless taste in sewing projects they also are the driving force behind Project Run and Play. The organization and kindness throughout my time in PRP made the competition all the more fun. I am so very grateful they were willing to lend their talents here on SINML and you are going to DIE when you see the cute tutorial! When you get a few HOURS to look over their amazing website hop on over HERE. You will be addicted immediately!
Hi everyone! I am Elizabeth, one half of the duo of sisters-in-law that blog at Simple Simon and Company….where we love all things sewing, family and the art of homemaking.
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
Isn’t that just DARLING!!! I so so wish I had thought (or seen) something like this while I was in Paris carting my ugly shopping bags back and forth to the store! Pretty sure I am making one for our trips to the SLC weekend farmers market! If you are in the area you’ll know me by my copycat tote! Thank you so so much Elizabeth and Liz!