26.7.10

summer water: the lake tote


Yesterday I tried to pull together some of my favourite beach and summertime items for a mini Summer Water photoshoot. I am re-reading an old favourite that kept me up until late last night.


When we first received the Summer Water fabrics, this one was my favourite (after I started working with the fabrics, a different one became my favourite, but I still love it). Caitlin was inspired by 1960s large florals for this one. I made it into a bucket tote with cotton rope straps so that it can be worn as a backpack.  It has a magnetic snap under the flap, and it is lined with cotton canvas. It can also be carried in your hand as there is a carrying strap. As with the other bags, this is the only one of its kind. $48.






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erin, Melinda Josie: I'm glad you like it!

Anonymous: Thank you for the suggestion!


becka: Thank you so much for your sweet words. I'm pretty hard on myself a lot of the time and feel so limited! Oh the things I know that I can do. It's just so difficult to do them. It took almost a month of being rained out to get to Melinda's! Ha.

Carissa: Thank you very much!


Celine: Aw Celine, your comments are always so sweet. Thank you x 1000000.

31 comments:

  1. So gorgeous... and beautifully styled and shot!

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  2. LOVE!! Seriously so awesome.

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  3. i have been only wanting to carry smaller backpacks lately because the heatwave just makes everything else seem so heavy. this is PERFECT. i love it so much, down to all the little details that make it so special.

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  4. Ohh I love it! Looks very nicely put together :)

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  5. Wow! I love that bag and your styling is great!
    P.s. the bikini top is exactly what I've been looking for all summer.

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  6. I like all the details. The rope is perfect.
    Your photography has gotten so good.

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  7. Oh, I would love to know what book that is! Plus I've been looking for a white swim top & straw hat so that first picture is like the Holy Grail of Summer for me, no lie.

    (Also, I think this might be my first time commenting, so Hi!)

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  8. So cute!The fabric and the rope are so good together.I love, love, love it. cant wait to see more :)

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  9. Oh, this is so pretty! The fabric is gorgeous, and it's the perfect shape and size! I can't wait for the shop to open! xo

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  10. it's going to break my heart when your shop opens. i'm anticipating everything to be sold out before i get a chance to scoop anything up!

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  11. Ah! I wish I could buy this but alas I'm saving up for bigger things!
    Seriously beautiful bag <3

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  12. oh my goodness, your 'things' are so pretty!

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  13. That floral backpack is something I've been searching for. I love the idea that it can be switch to a hand carry bag also.

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  14. I love that bag! It's such a cute print, and how it can be a tote or a backpack or a clutch - wow!

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  15. It's so beautiful! I want one.

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  16. What a lovely little pack! Your styling is tremendous as usual, and being a Jennifer I have to ask, what book is that? Also I love love love love your little summer water tags.

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  17. I can't wait for your shop to open!

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  18. Anonymous27.7.10

    i was wondering how you got the background colour on your links?

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  19. oh my goodness are we posting floral totes the same day? too funny. your bags are lovely! we could be all crazed and competitive now i guess. though i have a feeling that won't happen ;)

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  20. Beautiful. Such a classic look! Can't wait to see more.

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  21. I'm so excited about this new venture with summer water!! They are so beautiful, I can't wait to be a proud owner of one :)

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  22. love the styling...and best essie color ever!

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  23. Is that Essie "Tart Deco" nail polish? I've got it on my toes right now; such a nice shade!

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  24. Hi Sara! I made a mistake -- it's actually "Van D'Go" by Essie!

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