Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mrs Post Lady

In high school, our musical ensemble group did a skin tingley version of the song; Mr Postman.

Whenever I lay eyes on these tablecloths turned tote bags, I can't help but mentally sing out:
"Wait a minute Mr Postman- I've been waiting so-oh-oh patiently. for just a card; or just a letter- Saying you you'll be coming home to me..." (probably got those lyrics pretty unwound there...)

Well, in this case, the Mr is a Mrs. And it wasn't a card or a letter; but two tablecloths.
At my stage, and with my vocation, that's way more stimulating than any old card or letter from some silly boy.
So, I set myself straight down to work converting these lovely relics into tote bags for your toting pleasure.

Inside you'll find a fun apron turned pocket.
Now, don't let that model scare you off. Back in the day, he was known for the marvelous hand-made cards and letters that the Postman delivered to my greedy hands.
Dimensions: 17 x 14 inches.
Sorry for any confusion I may have caused with dates. Sometimes I manage to upload photos a few days ahead of time, and it makes the post date appear earlier than it was. So, this tote bag is available for auction until Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:00 am. (cst). Bids start at $25 Cdn.
I just read another amazing book: Left to Tell. Gives me another shove in the general direction of my sewing machine to do what I can to raise money for the African countries. So much beauty, so much pain.


Anonymous said...

lovely! What's the starting number?


joyce said...

woops, thanks for pointing that out. I edited the post.


theinspiredcook said...

I would like to bid $35.00

Caroline said...

I was hoping there would be another postmaster tote soon (since I completely dropped the ball on the last one!). $40

Anonymous said...

i'm in loooooooove with this bag. it reminds me of my grandma, and who doesn't like to be reminded of their grandma!



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christine f

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Anonymous said...

oh darn it.

you people are good.

Anonymous said...

maaannn, i was so so close!!
christine f

joyce said...

wow, who knew that everyone actually got up to play at this hour?! And you guys were wicked close!

looks like KCar got it by a slim blogger minute.
Next week... more tote bags!

Anonymous said...


I do like the messenger bags, but my fave are the totes!

Anonymous said...

Whoops that last post was me - KCar!

Roo said...

sew lovely.