Oh, what a winter we have had!!! As most of us are thawing out from what seems to be a never-ending barrage of snow, ice, and all things chilly, let’s cross our fingers that the weather is in tune with what the calendar says- First Day of Spring officially starts on March 20. That’s tomorrow!!! And with the advent of Spring, that means we’ll soon be able to enjoy longer, warmer days full of sunshine!! Whether you’ll be spending those days in the garden, taking trips to the beach or lake, toting your quilting gear to retreat with the girls, or going picnicking at the park, do I know the perfect bag to take along on all of your fair weather adventures!!
Talented Clothworks designer, Karen Roti, has sent me some ‘sneak peek’ pics of a new tote bag pattern she’s developing called the Garden Joy Travel Tote. As you can tell from the pictures, she used fabric from her Clothworks line called ‘Garden Joy’, which is out in stores now! This bag size is perfect, as it can fold up into a very small compact bag and yet it can expand into a large bag for carrying everything you need. See for yourself in the pictures below:
Tote size is 13″ x 17″ but it also expands! The secret is that the sides are 10″ wide and the bottom is 10″ wide, so the tote expands to 13″ x 27″.
It’s nice to have options as you can use it small or quite large. And with a bag as versatile as this, it would make a great weekender bag or a travel tote to bring home all your new treasures!
Head on over to Karen’s website here, to find her new pattern, the Travel Tote- fresh off the press & posted for purchase:
Be sure to check the re-vamped Clothworks website to find a store near you to locate Karen’s gorgeously designed collection, Garden Joy! Clothworks is pleased to offer the new ‘ find a store’ feature on our website to make it easier to connect fabric enthusiasts to the shops that stock Clothworks fabric!