Wednesday, July 8, 2009

good morning!

Sorry for my absence! I've been pretty busy just settling back in from the holiday vacation. Today is another day planned for relaxing. I'm soon to be heading to lunch with Kira at our weekly Panera Bread outing. Then hopefully, if I can talk Kira into it, we're going to be shredding with Jillian. After that we're going to work on these.....
Printed Grocery Tote

These fashionably printed grocery totes will have you saying "no thanks" to plastic bags.

Tools and Materials:
Organic cotton tote bag
Potatoes and/or apples
Kitchen knife
Fabric or acrylic paint
Linoleum cutter

Printed Grocery Tote How-To
1. Cut a potato in half. Carve a simple design into the potato using a linoleum cutter. Tip: Apples cut in half, carved or uncarved, also make great designs.

2. Brush paint onto the carved surface, being sure to cover it entirely.

3. Stamp with the potato on the cotton tote. Re-ink and stamp as many times as desired.

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday!


  1. Looks like fun! Also very useful. Let us know how they turn out!

  2. I love your blog! Thanks for how-to! I will have to try that soon! :D