I came across this blog Lucy's Lampshade that pictured a cute hand painted canvas rigger bag. I wanted to create a canvas tote bag so I ordered three rigger bags from Harbor Freight and oil paints and paint brushes from Dick Blick. I kept one and gave the other two canvas bags along with the paints and paint brushes to my daughters who are wonderful artists. Everyone can use a craft bag that you can tote around, right? Especially one that you get to paint and has TWENTY-FOUR POCKETS to hold all of our stuff! It is the perfect size for supplies I need when I am working on small projects.
I pencil sketched a design and started painting a little at a time. I got my inspiration from looking at several of Mercer Mayer' s 'Little Critters,' children's books. All three of my kids grew up reading these books. :)
I bought the 15-inch Canvas Riggers Bag for twelve dollars from Harbor Freight Tools
I bought two packages of oil paints and paintbrushes for my daughters so they could have fun too!
Using a pencil I sketched out my design and slowly started painting it with fabric paints. I love the fact it has 24 pockets!
This is one side of the canvas tote bag that I have started painting. I still need to touch it up here and there. The tree to the far right still needs to be painted.
Here is the beautiful canvas tote bag that Lucy's Lampshade created. After seeing her beautiful bag I just knew I had to make one for myself.
I might have to buy some more for other designs I have in my head. Oh my. :)