Oscar the Grouch hearts Twilight.

11 Jan

Title:  Twilight the Grouch Tote

Medium:  Fabric

Meet my new modded tote bag for school.  I started off just wanting to add some pockets.  Since I was little, I’ve always liked the combination of black with bright pink.  So, I decided to use some bright pink fine-wale corduroy fabric and thick black thread to sew in some basic pockets to hold pencils and such.  Originally the pockets were only going on the inside of the bag, but the inner pocket looked so cute I decided to add one to the outside too.  Then things got really crazy, because I remembered some funky buttons and patches I’d been accumulating since 2005.  Oscar the Grouch fit perfectly over the top of the “g” in “Twilight”, and it seemed appropriate for the hand in the Cullen family crest to hold a smiley face.  The two large buttons at the base of the handles say “One World” and “Hope.”  I thought they worked well on the bag because of their bright colors and because this bag is for my last semester of my Masters in Social Work program.  The ideas “one world” and “hope” are at the root of why I’m doing this in the first place.

This took me about 4 hours to do.  It’s all hand-sewn, and the stitches have that homespun look I love.  🙂


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