August 04, 2017

Paint Party Friday and Rasz Bagz

Happy Paint Party Friday everyone,
and THANK YOU for stopping by.
I have not been participating very often and I miss all of you!

And an EXTRA Thank you to Kristin and Eva
for keeping this going on, for about 7 1/2 years now!
You two ROCK!!!

I have been busy and very tired for a while,
and have gotten a few things done.
Here are two of the latest Rasz Tote Bagz I have made:



Both of these Rasz Tote Bagz are sewn from natural color canvas, hand painted and embellished with flowers made from leftover painted canvas fabric and a little painted lace to give it a "vintage" look.
Both are approximately 12"x13.5"x2.5" with 2 14" straps.

I was also compelled to make a large book bag for one of the sweetest young ladies I know. She saw my 8 year old, beloved tote I still use all the time and mentioned she needed a large, extra sturdy book tote. She is so sweet and helpful to everyone that I wanted to gift her something.
I created it from what I knew of her:


Isn't she the cutest? I did get her permission to post this picture.

New Rasz Art Designs tags on one of the inside pockets
(before the pocket was sewn in):

I've found that Liquitex Matte Medium works great for keeping pieces of fabric together prior to sewing them down. I love this new way instead of pinning which can make thick fabric ripple.
Always nice to learn new tricks!

That's it for me creating and painting lately.
Hoping you are having a GREAT Paint Party Friday.

Big hugz, Rasz

17 comments:

Abigail Davidson said...

Fab accessory designs - that vintage look is lovely. And so sweet! What a lovely gift - handcrafted gifts are wonderful!

Tracey Fletcher-King said...

What a beautiful gift... I am sure she will treasure it...

Faye said...

Beautiful totes, Rasz! I especially like the heavy duty one you made for the friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Your totes are fabulous. Great to see you around again! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

sirkkis said...

Really great tote bags.
Have a happy upcoming week xx

NatashaMay said...

Fabulous totes! Great idea. :)

Mandy said...

Lovely little bags and very sweet t gift one...xx

Margik said...

Love your fantastic tote bags! A great job!

Christine said...

your bags are beautiful!

Giggles said...

I love usable art so much these bags are beautiful! I especially love the book bag you did for that girl...looks amazing love the details and colours!! Excellent job!!

Hugs Giggles

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

OOHHHHHH this are fabulous. I had a line of totes myself so I know the work that goes into them. The tags are a special touch. Hope you are feeling well.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

What gorgeous bags, I especially like the one you did for the girl, but they are all beautiful!

NatureFootstep said...

lovely bgs. I coule use some of them.
Re the question of the color on my poppies. They are real. We have poppies reanging from light pink to dark red. Single and double. But the orange-red poppy is the most common.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love all the details, the way how you've matched everything so well. I'm quite taken by the washout look of the first bags.

Magic Love Crow said...

You go girl! Your totes are amazing! I know this very well! I love the two you showed us and the one for the special gift is amazing! You are so talented!!! Sending you Big Crow Hugs!!

Magic Love Crow said...

I forgot to say, you new tags are cool and the picture of the young girl is very cute!

NatashaMay said...

Fabulous bags!

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